“Today we are making available an exclusive new web tool that will serve as a guide for pro-lifers across the country who desire to conduct peaceful activities in front of each Planned Parenthood location in the nation,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
The ALL map room is a web page that includes a map of the United States with the location of each of Planned Parenthood’s 860 clinics. It lists the pro-life efforts at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country and offers useful information for people who wish to either join existing activities or start new ones.
Marie Hahnenberg, researcher and director of the map room project, said, “Our hope is that there will eventually be a peaceful protest at every one of Planned Parenthood’s facilities.”
“American Life League has been leading the fight against Planned Parenthood for years and the new map project stresses the importance of activism at the local level,” Brown said. “To get Planned Parenthood out of our country, we must continue to encourage opposition to its programs at local levels while we fight to take away its taxpayer funding.”
Hahnenberg noted, “We have seen a great amount of success throughout the country. Pro-lifers have helped save lives by being present outside of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities and offering help to mothers who do not understand the reality behind abortion. Prayer does work. Their presence outside facilities that do not do surgical abortions also helps educate everyone about the true nature of Planned Parenthood.”
Hahnenberg pointed out that Planned Parenthood reported a total clinic income of over $340 million in 2005-2006. Over 230 of its facilities performed a total of 264,943 abortions in 2005, accounting for one-third of Planned Parenthood’s clinic income.
“Our research shows that there are currently 126 regularly scheduled events being held outside 95 Planned Parenthood sites in 32 states,” Hahnenberg said. “We expect that number will climb as more focus is brought on the importance of local activism.”
Release issued: 17 Oct 07