Two pro-life groups are heading up a new bus tour that will further expose the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a series of 10 videos caught it selling aborted babies and their body parts.
Next week, FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, and Students for Life of America will kick off the Planned Parenthood Project with a week-long bus tour to raise awareness about how Planned Parenthood targets students on college campuses — Planned Parenthood’s largest clientele.
The bus tour will visit Clemson University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University. The tour will consist of the Planned Parenthood Project display, which has toured over 150 college campuses since launching in 2013.
The steady release of the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress over the summer showing Planned Parenthood executives callously discussing the harvesting and selling of body parts of aborted babies have shocked millions of Americans. The bus tour is meant to educate college students about the shady business model of Planned Parenthood, officials told LifeNews.com.
FRC Action’s Arina Grossu, who will be joining the bus tour,told LifeNews: “If you are sickened and saddened that Planned Parenthood exploits women and harvests and sells their babies’ organs, please join me at one of our bus tour stops. This bus tour will expose the truth that Planned Parenthood cares more about its bottom line and is willing to harvest and traffic aborted baby body parts than it does for women’s health.”
“This abortion organization is implicated in unethical and possibly illegal activities, including partial birth abortion or even infanticide. This bus tour aims to bring the truth about the scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood to college students,” she said. “Not one more woman, man or child should fall victim to Planned Parenthood’s profit-making enterprise at the expense of women’s health and children’s lives. We also call upon the local community to join us and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for all of the horrific practices it does behind closed doors and to urge for continued federal and state investigations and defunding of Planned Parenthood.”
“There is no better time to launch a bus tour that educates college students on Planned Parenthood and their horrific business practices of not only selling abortions but of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies and selling them for profit,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “College-aged women make up a majority of all abortions and we have found that when these students are made aware of the true nature of Planned Parenthood, they are rightly shocked and turn against Planned Parenthood.”
The Planned Parenthood Project was developed by Students for Life after the organization’s own polling in 2012 found that 59% of 18-24 year olds didn’t know Planned Parenthood provided abortions and that 79% of Planned Parenthood facilities are within five miles of a college campus.
The visual display is made up of 897 pink crosses to represent the number of unborn children that die each day inside of Planned Parenthood. In addition, the display has billboards that cite Planned Parenthood’s own annual report numbers and testimony from former employees to call into question their “caring” image.
Here is the pro-life bus tour’s itinerary:
10/6/2015 UNC – Chapel Hill
10/7/2015 University of VA
10/8/2015 University of Pittsburgh
10/9/2015 Ohio State
The Planned Parenthood Project will also appear on these college campuses:
- 10/7/2015 Aquinas College – Grand Rapids, Michigan
- 10/8/2015 Oakland University – Rochester, Michigan
- 10/9/2015 Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio
- 10/12/2015 Colorado State University Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado
- 10/13/2015 Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion, Indiana
- 10/15/2015 Saint Marys College – Notre Dame, Indiana
- 10/16/2015 University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana
- 10/19/2015 Grand Rapids Community College – Grand Rapids, Michigan
- 10/22/2015 University of Michigan – Flint – Flint, Michigan
- 10/26/2015 Grand Valley State University – Allendale, Michigan
- 11/4/2015 Missouri State University – Springfield, MO
- 11/5/2015 Truman State University – Kirksville, MO
- 11/6/2015 University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
- 11/9/2015 University of Nebraska, Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
- 11/10/2015 Bellarmine University – Louisville, KY
- 11/11/2015 Creighton University – Omaha, NE
- 11/11/2015 Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY
- 11/12/2015 University of Tennessee-Martin – Martin, TN
- 11/12/2015 University of Nebraska, Kearney – Kearney, NE
- 11/13/2015 Northern Kentucky University – Heighland Heights, KY
- 11/13/2015 Wichita State University – Wichita, KS
- 11/16/2015 Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
- 11/17/2015 Kansas State University – Manhattan, KS
- 11/19/2015 Fort Hays State University – Hays, KS
- 11/23/2015 Rockhurst University – Kansas City, MO
- 11/24/2015 Benedictine College – Atchison, KS
- 12/1/2015 Augustana College – Rock Island, IL
- 11/2/2015 University of Mary-Hardin Baylor – Belton, TX
- 11/4/2015 University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
- 11/10/2015 Texas State University – San Marcos, TXAustin/San MarcosKatie
- 11/12/2015 Texas A&M College Station – College Station, TXCollege StationKatie
- 11/17-18/2015 Lee University – Cleveland, TN
- 11/17/2015 Angelo State University – San Angelo, TX