WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Priests for Life is organizing a major prayer and protest rally Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood’s D.C. headquarters. Father Frank Pavone, National Director, and Father Stephen Imbarrato, Priest Associate, will be joined by other national and local leaders at the event.
“As the U.S. Congress moves to defund the nation’s largest abortion seller, it’s important that we continue to maintain a peaceful presence outside this killing center," said Fr. Imbarrato. "D.C. area pro-lifers are outside this facility nearly every day. Now those who are in town for the March for Life have an opportunity to stand with them.”
Other pro-life leaders who will speak at the protest include Troy Newman of Operation Rescue; Mark Harrington of Created Equal; Lauren Handy, coordinator of the ongoing Planned Parenthood protests; Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition; David Bereit, formerly of 40 Days for Life, and Irene Zamorano of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life).
“Now that the facts are known about Planned Parenthood and its harvesting of the limbs and organs of pre-born children, Americans have begun to realize the depths of corruption that reach to the highest levels of the nation’s largest abortion business,” said Father Pavone. “We look forward to the days ahead, when steps will be taken to defund the abortion giant.”
Planned Parenthood is located at 1225 4th St. NE, just a five-minute walk from the NOMA Metro Stop on the Red Line.
“Planned Parenthood has hoodwinked the nation into thinking the organization provides vital health care,” Father Imbarrato said. “But whatever other services they provide can be found at community health centers. We need to spread the message that Planned Parenthood is synonymous with abortion so that people know what their tax dollars are funding, and finally demand an end to this flow of blood money.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.