Planned Parenthood wrong to attack prayer vigil

October 24, 2013 

Planned Parenthood (PP) recently attacked Bishop Frank J. Dewane and others participating in a peaceful vigil known as 40 Days for Life. Participants simply pray for an end to abortion and lovingly offer clients abortion alternatives and free services such as ultrasounds, financial assistance, material goods, counseling, housing, help finding jobs, medical care assistance, etc.

PP has several lawsuits against them right now, and undercover videos are continuously catching PP in wrongful activity (LiveAction.org). Clinic directors have confessed that PP trained them to increase abortion numbers.

PP is the top provider of abortions in this country, and yet their cancer screenings dropped 29 percent and their condoms were rated the worst by Consumer Reports. Ironically, there is a strong link between abortion/birth control and breast cancer. The pill is a Class 1 carcinogen, like tobacco.

The Guttmacher Institute shows "54 percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant." In 1960, a PP director said 90 percent of illegal abortions were done by doctors, not in the back alley. Research shows 39 women died of illegal abortions while 400 women have died from legal abortion.

Women and unborn babies deserve better than PP and abortion. Health departments offer the same services (except for abortion) at lower costs.

Lynsey Alfano, Communications Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeBradenton

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