Protesters gather at Women Betrayed rally in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Standing up for what’s right. A small, but passionate group of people rallied outside of the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville today. They’re anti-abortion and against Planned Parenthood, after harsh accusations and videos surfaced of the organization selling fetal body parts.
Protestors in Huntsville joined others across the country in the Women Betrayed rally. The signs they held up have a clear message – they want to stop abortion and the sale of body parts.
“We stand up and insist that every child is a unique and unrepeated gift of God,” said one protester, as he addressed the crowd.
The group felt called to act after the an anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released videos claiming planned parenthood is illegally selling tissue and organs for profit.
In video statement, Planned Parenthood denies doing anything wrong. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America says, “I want to be really clear: the allegation that Planned Parenthood profits in any way from tissue donation is not true.”
Despite the group’s denial, people at Tuesday’s rally in Huntsville aren’t buying it.”Those folks are the epitome of evil,” says Father James Henderson on Ex Nihilo Anglican Church.
“It’s despicable and evil and it makes me very upset,” says protester Moriah Phillips. “We’ve known about this for a long time. It`s just now coming to light.”
Rallies took place all over the country on Tuesday. Here in Alabama, protesters gathered in Mobile and Birmingham as part of the national effort to send a message to Planned Parenthood.