Dozens of concerned citizens in the Philadelphia region gathered peacefully Wednesday evening, April 3 at a Planned Parenthood clinic at 12th and Locust streets in center city Philadelphia to learn how to educate others about the activities, including abortions, that happen inside such clinics.
The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia led the event, representing Philadelphia’s part in the National Protest Planned Parenthood Day.
Sue Thayer, 40 Days for Life outreach director, spoke to the crowd about her past professional experiences managing a Planned Parenthood clinic for 18 years, her transformation into an advocate for the pro-life movement and how people can take action on behalf of the unborn.
The event Wednesday night took place almost one week after the release of the new film “Unplanned,” based on the life of Abby Johnson, who also used to manage a Planned Parenthood clinic but has since become one of the most renowned pro-life speakers in the United States.
The Pro-Life Union uses hope and love for families to serve and accompany others by offering education, alternatives and public witness to eliminate the need for abortion and euthanasia in Greater Philadelphia.
Through the event, the organization hoped to raise awareness of why millions of dollars in government funding should not be provided to Planned Parenthood facilities across the country.
Help us keep you informed -- CatholicPhilly.com can't do it without youDuring CatholicPhilly.com's fall donation campaign, you have a way to help us deliver the kind of news you need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live. Every household's costs keep rising, and we're no different. We make sure your dollars in any amount go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month. Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can -- a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: