Pro-Lifers Rally at Massive Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility
Houston, Texas – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, national
spiritual and political leaders joined a sign-waving crowd of what is
being reported as "thousands" of pro-lifers in Houston today to rally
against what they called a "prenatal racial genocide" perpetrated by
Planned Parenthood through abortion.
In April, Planned Parenthood purchased a six-story, 78,000-square-foot
former bank building in Houston to turn into the nation's largest
abortion mill. The building is situated in an 80% minority community
area. The move sparked outrage from pro-lifers, who said that Planned
Parenthood began as a eugenics organization designed to reduce minority
populations, Roman Catholics, immigrants, and the so-called "unfit"
through birth control and abortion. Pro-lifers also pointed out that
the abortion rate amongst minority groups is already way higher than
the national average, thanks in large part to Planned Parenthood's
strategy of situating their facilities in minority neighborhoods.
About 10,000 people, many of them youth, packed Grace Community Church
on Sunday for a five-hour prayer and praise meeting Sunday sponsored by
TheCall to kick off the rally.
Lou Engle of The Call to Conscience organized the event, which was also
attended by Ken Blackwell of Conservative Action Project, Rev. Samuel
Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference,
Bishop Harry Jackson of High Impact Leadership Coalition, Tony Perkins
of Family Research Council, and many others.
"On this day people of all races stand in unity to honor Martin Luther
King Jr. We affirm that people should be judged by the content of their
character and not the color of their skin," said Matt Staver of Liberty
Counsel, who also attended the event.
"Unfortunately, the badge of racism is carried on through the prenatal
racial genocide perpetrated by Planned Parenthood. Worse yet, the
federal government funds Planned Parenthood with several hundred
million dollars each year. African American and Hispanic communities
have been particularly hit hard by Planned Parenthood’s genocide.
"The time has come for all who respect human dignity to stop the
killing. God is just. His justice will not sleep forever."
Contact: Kathleen Gilbert
January 18, 2010
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