Pro-Life Advocate Dies Protesting at Planned Parenthood, His Last Act is Standing Up for Life

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Aug 31, 2015   |   6:16PM   |   Livonia, MI

In Michigan, 73-year-old Robert Adis passed away in front of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in Livonia. The pro-life advocate was participating in the “National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood,” which took place on August 22nd.

The protests were a response to undercover videos exposing the abortion company’s scandalous organ harvesting business. The latest videos catch the abortion company harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive and shows StemExpress CEO, Cate Dyer, explaining that Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.

The pro-life advocate urged his wife, Joan, to attend the event with him and they joined in with over a hundred pro-lifers who were holding signs, praying and singing at the facility. reports that Adis decided to leave the event to go sit in his car because he was not feeling well. Then, a few minutes later, he started feeling sharp pains in his chest and decided to call a friend to bring him to the hospital. However, his condition rapidly deteriorated and he was pronounced dead at St. Mary Mercy Hospital.

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As tragic as Adis’ death was, it is truly admirable that he spent the last few moments of his life trying to protect and save unborn babies from abortion. The co-founder of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Monica Miller, said that Adis, “died standing up for the cause of life.” Additionally, the Detroit Free Press reports that Adis’ pastor, the Rev. Dan McGhee of Harvest Bible Church, said the following about his death: “It’s a remarkable thing to me that Bob, on the very last day God gave him on Earth, he spent it to advocate for life for those who are not given the chance to live their lives. That shows kind of heart he had.”

McGhee concluded, “Bob loved the Lord and Bob loved people. He loved the unborn and wanted to see them have an opportunity at life.” Adis leaves behind his wife, five children and 10 grandchildren; and he died on his 55th anniversary to Joan.

Currently, the House of Representatives is planning a vote on legislation that would de-fund Planned Parenthood. As LifeNews previously reported, Senate Democrats filibustered similar legislation in early August and blocked a bill that would revoke $550 million in taxpayer funding. Thankfully, however, two committees in the House of Representatives have launched investigations into the abortion company, with one committee looking into whether or not the abortion business is breaking federal law by altering abortion procedures to obtain salable organs for harvesting. The other committee is investigating the Obama administration and whether there is any connection between it and the abortion giant.

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