Abortion Backers Rally Against University of Missouri After it Stops Enabling Planned Parenthood

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 30, 2015   |   3:54PM   |   Jefferson City, MO

Earlier this week, the University of Missouri (MU) announced that they would cancel their “refer and follow” agreement with Planned Parenthood abortionist Colleen McNicholas, who had privileges at their hospital to review patient medical records. In August, a Senate Interim Committee was also able to get the University to terminate ten contracts with Planned Parenthood affecting four states.

Now Planned Parenthood is fighting back and held a rally on MU’s campus to show their disapproval for the school’s decision. According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, Planned Parenthood officials, Democratic politicians, graduate students and faculty spoke at the event.

The abortion proponents also promised they would put political pressure on University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and pro-life state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia). Sen. Schaefer led the senate committee investigation into Planned Parenthood after videos surfaced showing the abortion giant’s organ harvesting business.

Phillip Wood, a professor of psychology at MU, attended the rally in support of Planned Parenthood. He said, “I know that some of you are angry, angry not only at the politicians who will say anything and pull any stunt in their naked lust for political power. I know that you are angry at administrators who are too cowardly to step up and do the right thing.”

Additionally, the president of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Missouri told Chancellor Loftin that he made a huge mistake by going up against them. Laura McQuade said, “You arrived here a year ago and you just made a really big mistake. The rally is just the first step. Other actions will follow. We are going to turn up the heat on you so far you are not even going to know what hit you.” McQuade also mentioned that Planned Parenthood might pursue legal action against the University.

Kristen Wood from Students for Life attended the event in protest and said they were glad the school ended their agreements with Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think there are better organizations out there than Planned Parenthood that do the same thing.” College Republicans joined Wood and agreed with MU’s recent decision.


As LifeNews previously reported, in July, videos were released by The Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood’s top executives haggling over the price of aborted babies’ body parts, admitting to altering abortion procedures to procure salable organs for harvesting and casually discussing ways their doctors can “crush” unborn babies to obtain fully intact parts. Unbelievably, one Planned Parenthood director even jokes about using the money she receives from selling aborted babies to buy a Lamborghini.

Then, in the seventh video, Holly O’Donnell described the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘You want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”

So far, The Center for Medical Progress has released ten videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business.