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Planned Parenthood videos spark prayerful protest

Pro-life supporters around the country are responding to the series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs by getting down on their knees.

Since July 14, the citizen journalist group Center for Medical Progress has released six undercover videos documenting the harvesting and sale of organs taken from aborted babies.

The videos show employees, including several senior officials at Planned Parenthood, discussing everything from financial compensation for aborted baby organs—which they priced at $30-$100 per “specimen”—to how they can alter an abortion procedure to ensure “intact specimens,” and how some parents weren’t even aware that their baby’s organs were sold.

The Center for Medical Progress has released one to two videos per week, including five that summarize investigative footage specific undercover meetings. Two of the videos are from the multi-part documentary series titled Human Capital, which weaves together expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions.

As a response, and a form of peaceful protest, several prayer initiatives are set to take place around the country this month.

ProtestPP

On August 22, a coalition of pro-life groups called ProtestPP is calling for a National Day of Protest. The prayer events will take place at Planned Parenthood facilities in 160 cities across America on Aug. 22 from 9am to 11am.

In Denver, hundreds are expected to pray at Planned Parenthood of the Rockies (7155 E. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO), which was featured in one of the most recent interviews.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of the heartless and even illegal activities of Planned Parenthood by going to where the killing and harvesting of body parts from aborted children takes place,” the organization states on its website.

The four main sponsors are: Created Equal, the Pro-Life Action League, 40 Days for Life, and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.

“Creating a presence at neighborhood Planned Parenthood facilities is essential to inform the public about what is going on behind closed doors,” the organization states.

The pro-life movement will be using the hashtags #ProtestPP and #PPSellsBabyParts on social media to draw attention to the protest and to Planned Parenthood’s barbaric actions.

There are seven protests organized in the state of Colorado.

Protest PP

Week of prayer and fasting

Priests for Life is launching a prayer and fasting campaign from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29 titled Week of Prayer and Fasting to End the Evils of Abortion and Planned Parenthood.

At PrayerCampaign.org you will find five prayers to be used during those days. The prayers, available in English and Spanish, include a prayer for repentance, for those wounded by abortion, for pro-life advocates and public officials and for the conversion of Planned Parenthood.

A number of national groups are co-sponsoring the prayer effort.

Priests for Life

Day of prayer and penance

Earlier this month, the Colorado Catholic Conference, on behalf of the three bishops of Colorado, called for a “a day of prayer and penance in response to Planned Parenthood’s horrific actions and all those involved in the procurement and use of aborted baby organs.”

“We call on all people of good will in Colorado and beyond to pray that those involved in research and medicine will fix their sights on recognizing the sacredness of life and refrain from putting human life at the service of science,” the statement said. “A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us.”

Suggestions for that day include attending Mass, meditating on Scripture, spending time in adoration, praying the rosary, reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and fasting.

Colorado Catholic Conference

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