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What Happens When Thousands of People Take a Stand for Life

By Marissa Mayer posted on:
October 17, 2017

This past Saturday, thousands of Americans gathered at Planned Parenthood locations across the country to protest the barbaric act of collecting and selling aborted baby livers, hearts, and brains (among other baby body parts). The absolute disregard for human life that it requires to rip a baby from its mother's womb and sift through the vacuumed out parts or the limbs that have been crushed and torn one by one is something that many of us can't even imagine.

But day after day it happens. At Planned Parenthood, it happens over 300,000 times a year. The men, women, and children participating in #ProtestPP gave up one day of their lives to take a stand; to say enough is enough. We appreciate their willingness to speak up, to show women that they deserve better than Planned Parenthood, and to share the truth that life is a precious gift. 

Here are some of the moments and experiences that were shared with us following the nationwide protests:

Karina Crayton attended #ProtestPP in Spring, Texas, with her family. We love her sign! 


In Tyler, Texas, Connie Clayton-Weesner said, "It was a great group of pro-life people. I am learning so much and making great friends. We are starting a letter campaign asking the property management company not to renew Planned Parenthood's lease.”


Stephanie Crouse Packer met David Daleiden, the creator of the Center for Medical Progress undercover videos at the #ProtestPP rally in Orange, California. ADF team members were also on hand and scored an exclusive interview with David. Keep an eye on the blog and social media for the video!


In Florida, pro-lifers gathered in Miami and Tampa to protest the abortion giant. Photos courtesy of Brittani Kitts Abdallah and Patricia Battifora.


Alexandeur Ross attended the #ProtestPP event in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here's what he had to say about his experience, "We prayed, we waved, we smiled. All of those things have one central theme - love. It was about supporting each other, giving yourself, and caring for others."

One thing we couldn't help but notice was the number of young people getting involved in their pro-life communities. These passionate youth are not shy about where they stand on the sanctity of life and are willing to speak up for the next generation. We couldn't be more proud of them.


In Fayetteville, Arkansas: If that's not a message we should all be teaching our sons, I don't know what is! Keep up the good work, Jamee Lynnette Okelly!


Too see all of the pictures from the second round of protests, click here

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

Senior Copywriter & Editor

Marissa Mayer is an Arizona native who fell in love with the written word at a young age.


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