Planned Parenthood opponents hold ‘Vigil for Victims Day’

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The Expose Planned Parenthood (EPP) Coalition brought their love for the unborn and sexually abused to the doors of the abortion provider Planned Parenthood in a nationwide “Vigil for Victims Day” Monday.

The coast-to-coast prayer vigils marked the coalition’s latest demonstration to defund Planned Parenthood and came in the wake of a series of videos released by EPP member Live Action showing Planned Parenthood staffers willing to aid in the sex trafficking of under-aged girls.

In Washington, D.C., EPP leaders from Live Action, Susan B Anthony List, 40 Days for Life, Students for Life of America, Concerned Women for America, and the Family Research Council led pro-lifers — bearing signs and roses — in peaceful prayer and protest on the lawn of the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.

Lila Rose, president of Live Action and the brains behind the Planned Parenthood sting operations which found seven clinics allegedly aiding in the sex trafficking of young girls, handed out roses and spoke of what she saw as the evils of Planned Parenthood — pointing out that regardless of where one stands on abortion, assisting in the abuse of young girls is unconscionable.

“We are standing for those, in the beautiful image of God, who have been killed in the clinics and those whose abuse has been furthered,” she told the crowd. “Let’s pray for the victims, and not just today, but everyday.”

EPP has been urging Congress to pass the “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.” Last week, the group held a press conference with Republican Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, sponsor of the “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act,” and other Republican congressmen to call for the end of federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The organization currently receives more than $350 million in federal funds annually.