Planned Parenthood construction site protest in spirit of civil rights sit-ins
A group of pro-life activists blocked the site of a new Planned Parenthood center in DC Monday morning.
According to the group, Abortion Free DC, their “Justice for All Planned Parenthood Sit-In” took place in the spirit of the Civil Rights movement when Blacks were segregated from society because of their race.
“Yesterday, it was segregated lunch counters and buses. Today, it is Planned Parenthood.” the group writes.
The group of about a dozen pro-life activists including the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Mark Harrington, founder of Created Equal, and full time activist Lauren Handy, arrived early in the morning to the Planned Parenthood site.
The new Planned Parenthood replaces one that recently closed after consistent pro-life prayers in front of the killing center.
In August of 2013, Planned Parenthood of Metro DC purchased the new building, located at 1225 Fourth St. NE, for $6.15 million, and hired Pizzano Contractors, a company operated by a “Catholic” business man to build the death mill.
After arriving on scene, Rev. Mahoney updated his supporters after arriving, writing on Facebook, “Already a major victory! Before our sit in at Planned Parenthood in DC, they have stopped all work using heavy equipment! Thank God!”
A message on their events page reads:
A generation ago, civil rights activists gathered as a bold and public witness to stand against the injustice of racism and segregation. They risked arrest at lunch counters, on buses and in the public square for peacefully embracing the eternal principles of justice for all.
Today, this generation, faces a similar challenge on the issue of abortion. How we can passively sit by while our brothers and sisters are being brutalized and women being diminished through the tragic act of violence?
Simply stated, as civil rights workers sat-in at lunch counters to stand against segregation, we will peacefully sit-in in front of Planned Parenthood standing against violence and the crushing of human rights!
Planned Parenthood has been under heavy scrutiny after undercover videos surfaced from the Center for Medical Progress showing how they engage in a Mengele-like organ harvesting operation of the babies their are hired to abort. Congress is in the process of hearing testimony on whether to defund the abortion business which gets over $500 million tax dollars annually.
The #justiceforall group is also calling on Pope Francis to address the issue of abortion and Planned Parenthood when he speaks to a joint session of Congress on September 23.
Rev. Mahoney called the event a victory noting that while they delayed construction no arrests were made.