Monique Ruberu, an ob-gyn physician and founder of Sidewalk Servants, a pro-life group witnessing at Philadelphia area abortion clinics, speaks at the “Rally Against Bullying” May 10 in Philadelphia.
Abby Johnson, author of the book “Unplanned” and a nationally recognized pro-life advocate, took Planned Parenthood to task at the May 10 rally for covering up statutory rape of minors, not sterilizing instruments that are being used woman to woman, and repeatedly failing health inspections.
More than 1,000 people fill Locust Street in Philadelphia May 10 for a public demonstration against recent social media videos that depicted a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating pro-life witnesses.
Abby Johnson, author of the book “Unplanned” and a nationally recognized pro-life advocate, prays during a May 10 rally in front of Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. Johnson was met with an enthusiastic response as she announced she is now 37 weeks pregnant.
Richara Krajewski, a board member of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia advocacy group, speaks at the May 10 rally in downtown Philadelphia to protest the verbal harassment of peaceful sidewalk witnesses by state Rep. Brian Sims. The incidents came to light in recent videos Sims posted on social media.
Ashley Garecht, one of the women who had been confronted in Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims’ videos, drew cheers as she commended the longtime efforts of pro-life demonstrators and volunteers.
Author and speaker Matt Walsh, who had called for the rally through a series of Twitter posts, said “abortion is not a reproductive issue, but a parenting decision,” since “by the time the abortion happens, reproduction has already occurred.” Walsh added that he hoped the rally, organized by Live Action, would become a regular event.
Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, served as the rally’s moderator.
Monique Ruberu, an ob-gyn physician and founder of Sidewalk Servants, a pro-life group witnessing at Philadelphia abortion clinics, speaks at the “Rally Against Bullying” May 10 in Philadelphia.
Toni McFadden, founder of Relationships Matter, described her own experience as an African-American teenager who had turned to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.
Lila Rose, the founder of the pro-life group Live Action that sponsored the “Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying” May 10 in Philadelphia, speaks to a crowd on the street in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city. The rally was held in response to the verbal harassment of peaceful sidewalk witnesses by Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, which came to light in recent videos he posted on social media. (Photo by Sarah Webb)
Lila Rose speaks as a young mother holds her baby at the podium during a pro-life rally May 10 in Philadelphia.
David Walsh of St. Patrick Parish in Malvern holds a sign at the Philadelphia “Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying,” held May 10 in response to the verbal harassment of peaceful sidewalk witnesses by Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims. The Democratic legislator posted social media videos of his encounters with pro-life witnesses, prompting calls for the demonstration by local and national pro-life advocates.