Bank of Abortion? Why a Texas pro-life group is protesting Bank of America
A Texas pro-life group is leading a campaign to convince a national financial institution to completely terminate its financial support for Planned Parenthood. According to Pro-life Waco, Bank of America supports Planned Parenthood through a 100% match for all employees donations. In addition to hundreds of thousands of abortions, Planned Parenthood was caught selling baby body parts in under cover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress this past summer.
According to John Pisciotta, director of Pro-life Waco, “The now-disgraced Planned Parenthood has descended below the KKK and tobacco corporations in merit for public respect,” he told Live Action News.
Dubbed the “Bank of Abortion”, Pisciotta said members of Pro-life Waco began their outreach campaign by protesting the Waco branch of Bank of America. Carrying large signs, the group explains to BOA customers what Planned Parenthood does and they ask customers to close their accounts. Now, Pisciotta is asking pro-lifers across the nation to take the truth of what Planned Parenthood does to their local Bank of America branch every week.
“A large number of protesters are NOT necessary for a big impact,” notes Pisciotta. “Even one person at a downtown branch can have a big impact.” he stated.
Pro-Life Waco has a record of successfully targeting those who collaborate with Planned Parenthood. Past efforts include the use of public pressure to expose the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts as well as Susan G. Komen.
According to Pisciotta, national efforts to protest Bank of America are currently going in Dallas (TX), Austin (TX) and Charlotte (NC) where Bank of America’s national headquarters is located.
Pisciotta tells Live Action News that he recently had a person came out of the bank with thumbs up saying, “I’ve just closed my account.”
“We have some Austin “regulars” who stop by each week to cheer us on and bless us,” he said.
But Pisciotta said he also gets some criticism. He recently received a letter from a local resident claiming to be a Christian who is “appalled” they are at the bank. The woman, identified as Paula, said the group is grandstanding and called the pro-lifers “sidewalk bullies.” Pisciotta denies the claim, but points out that Paula is obviously an abortion supporter. She told Pisciotta that thousands are donating to Planned Parenthood because of his protests – a claim she could not possibly prove. Paula then referred to Pisciotta’s group as “the worst of the forced birthers,” ending the letter by demanding they “take [their] lying for the Lord back to the epicenter of Baptist crazy in Texas, and LEAVE IT THERE!” (emphasis was Paula’s).
Now, an Albuquerque, New Mexico group has just announced that they have joined the protest.
The pro-life group, Protest ABQ is also joining Pro-life Waco in protesting Bank of America and has released the following statement:
“ProtestABQ is committed to unifying our protest efforts locally and nationally in opposition of the abortion cartel in America. We protest individuals and corporations that perpetuate, condone, and/or support the abortion industry which is killing the most defenseless individuals…children in the womb.”
“It is a great encouragement to know that while we are delivering #ProtestBOA in Austin, our friends from ProtestABQ are delivering #ProtestBOA in Albuquerque.”
“BOA is going to feel some pain for financially supporting a so-called healthcare organization named Planned Parenthood. We hope this will lead to a national challenge to Bank of America for its entanglement with Planned Parenthood,” Pisciotta stated.
For more information about the #ProtestBOA, protests go to this website http://www.prolifewaco.com/protestboa-bank-of-america.htm
(Image credit: Pro-life Waco)