Pro-Lifers Continue Weeklong
Abortion Protest in Colorado
A pro-life group continues
their week-long event to protest abortion in Colorado.
July 20, 2005
Last Saturday, Operation Save America launched
“Operation Save Denver” with a protest at a Planned Parenthood facility. The
group, part of Operation Rescue, will continue to hold protests, seminars, and
speaking events throughout the week with the purpose to raise awareness about
A group of pro-life Christians visited Boulder
on Tuesday for several scheduled events, including a prayer meeting on the
street and a speech by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life at the Boulder
Bandshell in the morning.
The day before, members of Operation Save
America held a prayer meeting in front of the Planned Parenthood Headquarters.
The peaceful protest was followed by a march to the Capitol in Colfax.
Denver, Colorado is the first place to
legalize abortion in America, in April 1967. On Monday, Operation Save America
released 50 white doves, representing the 50 million children they say have been
aborted in the U.S. since then.
The activities of Operation Save America have
often stirred up controversy. Participants at the events held up graphic
pictures of aborted babies, raising sharp responses from passersby. Some
outright disagree with the group’s message; others agree that abortion is wrong,
but criticize Operation Save America’s methods.
Still others showed their support for the
demonstrators, stating that the pictures show the truth about abortion. Some
confessed that the images have made a strong impact on their lives, convincing
them to turn away from abortion.
Supporters of abortion rights and members of
social justice organizations have been told not to take action or argue against
demonstrators. Participants in Operation Save Denver have signed a pledge of
non-violence. So far, demonstrations have been peaceful. Events will continue
throughout the week.