A planned demonstration outside Planned Parenthood (near Wayne State University) on Saturday, February 11, 2017, by Pro-life advocates, quickly turned into a support rally for the facility (Planned Parenthood) and women’s rights, with approximately 1,000 people, when the majority sign-carrying women, turned out in front of the office and lined both sides of Cass between West Canfield and Willis. Counter protests by Pro-choice advocates were largely coordinated and spread via Planned Parenthood and social media such as Facebook, who fear that the new administration wants to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood and to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, by a President who has pledged to sign both measures should they reach his desk.
According to the Detroit News, “The initial demonstration was one of 225 anti-abortion public awareness protests taking place across the nation Saturday, including 15 locations across Michigan, according to Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, who estimated about 100 of her group’s supporters showed up at the Cass Avenue location….Similar protest were also held at Planned Parenthood clinics Ferndale, Livonia, Warren, Ann Arbor, Burton, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Muskegon, Petoskey, and Traverse City.”
Action in a local Pro-life group is imperative, as is making your voice heard via social media, contacting your representatives, and teaching our young via conversation based on fact, not the fiction that they are seeing and hearing that has taken over most schools, protests, and on the news. Unlike Planned Parenthood who is funded so deeply by the government and big corporations to organize and advertise (we cannot compete with them on that large of a scale as our work is mostly done on a volunteer basis, or private donations), so we have to band together in greater numbers, make whatever financial contributions you can, and by using any source necessary to get the TRUTH out there to the women of childbearing age, or even before. It is a sad commentary that young high school students who are so misinformed can skip school to protest with the Pro-choice group and be encouraged by their teachers to do so. If you have a blog, a twitter account, a Facebook account, or any other type of social media source, use them as a tool to fight for LIFE.
Planned Parenthood may be able to do more in someways than we can with their access of money, but we can win this fight because we have GOD and TRUTH on our side. Pray that the new administration follows through with their promises. Pray that when you speak, God will help you find the right words to say. Pray that we can get more ultrasounds to use as they help a mom choose between life and death. Pray that you will be led to make a difference in someone’s life. Pray for our sidewalk counsellors, our Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and all of the people who are also praying for an end to abortion.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
Job 22:27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Matthew: 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Psalm 37:6 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 91:15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.