Pro-Life Events at RNC Focus on Defunding Planned Parenthood in 2016 Party Platform!
Coalition Plans Public Events to Raise Awareness on Abortion
Columbus, OH – July, 1 2016 – Several pro-life organizations are planning major demonstrations just before the Republican National Convention to ensure the pro-life message is heard by the Platform Committee. The coalition is calling for the GOP to include a provision calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the party platform.
Activists are requesting that $540,000,000 currently given to Planned Parenthood be redirected to 13,000 federally licensed health clinics which provide true comprehensive women’s health care. These clinics provide a greater variety of services and choices to women than Planned Parenthood and are not under federal investigation.
Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, and Mark Harrington of Created Equal will be leading public events which include rallies, prayer vigils, other public outreaches.
Here are the tentative details (more events will be added soon):