WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council’s Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, spoke at a rally in front of a DC area Planned Parenthood facility. The rally marked the kick off of the annual 40 Days for Life campaign.
Between 2004 and 2016, some 675 cities in 40 nations have conducted 40 Days for Life campaigns with measurable, lifesaving results. Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 725,000 volunteers. With God’s help, during 19 coordinated campaigns:
• 12,668 babies were saved from abortion
• 143 abortion workers were converted
• 83 abortion centers were closed
• More than 19,000 church congregations were activated and united for life.
Below is an excerpt of her speech:
“Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women and children. Planned Parenthood, America’s number one abortion chain is also the abortion lobby’s number one perpetrator.
“So here we are standing in front of this $20 million state of the art mega-center that opened in September 2016 and is dedicated to child-killing. It is tragically located next to and across the street from Two Rivers Public Charter School. While children are being taught in those buildings, other children are being killed in Planned Parenthood’s building.
“This Planned Parenthood, like other Planned Parenthoods and abortion facilities in each town and city stands as an enemy against human dignity, an enemy against women and children, an enemy against human decency. We are looking at the gas chamber of our generation. It is a blight on our nation.
“But you are here and this gives me hope for the future. 40 Days for Life is a great opportunity to witness to vulnerable mothers and fathers and abortion workers the truth about human dignity and the lies of abortion.
“Your physical, peaceful presence stands as a beacon of light in a very dark place. Whenever we stand at the foot of the abortion facility, at the precipice where unspeakable evil takes place, in whatever city we find ourselves, we are the conscience of the world, the last lifeline of support for a mother facing an unplanned pregnancy, and the first to embrace her if she goes through with an abortion. We are also there to help abortion workers leave this wretched business,” Grossu concluded.
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