Most news in the pro-life world this week centered on the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, which will officially happen this Sunday, October 16. As you will see below, pro-life groups are joining together in unity opposing Planned Parenthood.
There will be a series of activities outside of Planned Parenthood coordinated by Protest PP—a coalition of groups that includes: Citizens for a Pro-Life Society; Created Equal; Pro-Life Action League; 40 Days for Life; Alliance Defending Freedom; American Family Association; American Life League; Americans United for Life; Anglicans for Life; Ave Maria Radio; Black People Against Abortion; Californians for Life; Catholics Called to Witness; CEC for Life; Center for Bio-Ethical Reform; Center for Family & Human Rights; Central Oregon Right to Life; Christian Defense Coalition; Church on the Hill; Cincinnati Right to Life; Defenders of the Unborn; Democrats for Life; EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers – NYC; Family Research Council; Good Counsel; Grand Rapids Right to Life; Heart for the Next Generation; Helping Hands Ministry; Hispanics for Life; Human Life Alliance; Human Life International; Human Life Review; Illinois Right to Life; Issues4Life Foundation; JillStanek.com; Life Coalition International; Life Issues Institute; Life Legal Defense Foundation; Life Link; Life Matters Journal; Life Training Institute; LifeNews.com; Live Action; Love of Truth Ministries; Lutherans for Life; March for Life; Mercy Mission; Missouri Blacks for Life; National Black Pro-Life Union; National Life Center; National Life Chain; Operation Rescue; Pass the Salt Ministries; Personhood Education New York; Priests for Life; Pro-Life Action Ministries; Pro-Life Detroit/Pro-Life Michigan; Protest ABQ; Rachel’s Vineyard; Rescue Rochester; Silent No More Awareness Campaign; Stand True Pro-Life Outreach; STOPP International; Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust; Susan B. Anthony List; The Justice Foundation; The Radiance Foundation; The Restoration Project; This Race Will Self-Destruct; Thomas More Society; Traditional Values Coalition; Tubman Truth; Urban Cure; and Virginians For Life. Currently events are scheduled to take place at 119 PP locations across the country. Find more information in the Action Item of the Week in this newsletter.
A separate coalition of pro-life groups will launch a social media campaign this week. The #100YearsOfAbuse effort will expose Planned Parenthood’s systematic destruction of preborn children and the abuse of women and taxpayer dollars. Coalition allies will rally pro-life activists to share social media content using #100YearsofAbuse to counter the public relations campaign Planned Parenthood has launched. The coalition includes: Alliance Defending Freedom, Americans United for Life, Civil Rights for the Unborn, Family Research Council, Life Legal Defense Foundation, March for Life, Media Research Center, Pro-Life Action League, Radiance Foundation, Students for Life of America, and Susan B. Anthony List.
American Life League and STOPP will actively use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms this weekend to rain on Planned Parenthood’s celebration.
The 40 Days for Life leaders report that, during the first week of their fall 2016 campaign, 154 babies were saved from abortion. You can find more information at 40daysforlife.com.