Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration
In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village.
STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas.
The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration.
The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on Wednesday, January 21st. If you have already responded to our invitation, we will be reaching out early next week with the new event location. We deeply regret Standees’ position and any inconvenience this has caused you.”
No reason was given for the cancellation, however, if I were to offer a guess, I would assume that all the negative publicity the Episcopal Church in Wichita received after they agreed to host a Chili for Choice Planned Parenthood celebration may have led to Standees backing out. – Just a guess.
Whatever the reason, the event was cancelled and that’s one less celebration of the killing of unborn children by the abortion giant this year.
UPDATE: Several days after publishing this blog – Standees was cited by the media as cancelling the event because of a threat.
Peter Brown said the threat was received by the theater and led to the decision to cancel the film event out of concern for “guest safety.” The FBI has been involved in an investigation of the threat, Brown said.
“We had a concern,” Brown said, noting that safety and comfort of the guests at STANDEES was the sole factor in the decision. “We unequivocally would have (had) to bring police in (for the event),” Brown said. That would have created a difficult situation for the customers of Village Shops and the theater and restaurant, he suggested.