By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, July 28, protests were held in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile attacking abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood’s Southeast President and CEO Staci Fox issued a statement in response saying, “This latest attack certainly isn’t going to stop us.”
President Staci Fox said in a prepared statement: “For over 70 years, Planned Parenthood has provided high-quality, affordable health care in Alabama. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients, which is why we are standing strong, and calling this latest attack campaign what it is – part of a decade-long campaign to deceive the public, make false charges, and terrorize women and their doctors, all in order to ban abortion and cut women off from care at Planned Parenthood.”
President Fox continued: “Each day our health center staff come to work to provide family planning services, STD testing, cancer screenings, abortion care, and more. Delivery of exceptional health care requires maintaining the very highest standards at our health centers. We are tireless in our pursuit of outstanding medical staff, top quality equipment & supplies, and first-rate safety and security systems. Safeguarding our patients and staff while in our care is a daily priority.”
President Fox vowed: “Planned Parenthood has provided quality care for nearly 100 years, and this latest attack certainly isn’t going to stop us. We will be ever-vigilant during the upcoming protests. Our security team is on alert. Our staff is well-trained and prepared. Our clinics will be open and our staff will be on hand for all the patients who count on us everyday for care. No matter what.”
New videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood Doctors explaining how they could kill the pre-born baby without damaging most of his or her organs, to investigators posing as fetal organ buyers, have fueled fresh protests against the organization. Protestors were in Alabama cities as well as cities across the country to protest federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
The organizers of the “Women Betrayed” rally in Birmingham wrote in a statement: “Many Alabama citizens have seen the recent videos released to the public revealing horrific insight into Planned Parenthood and the sale of aborted baby body parts. Already, several states have called for investigations based on this startling new evidence, and some have even defunded Planned Parenthood from taxpayer dollars. Alabama, however, has yet to open a state investigation, and more than half a billion federal dollars are still going to Planned Parenthood every year. It’s time to act, Alabama. Prayer and witness MUST be increased if we are to see the day that Planned Parenthood is finally defunded, and properly investigated by the government.”
The protest in Birmingham was organized and attended by: Julie Wehner of Stanton Healthcare Alabama, Sarah Howell with CEC For Life, Natalie Brumfield of Bound4Life, Aundree Montgomery of Hope for West End, Kayla Moore of The Foundation for Moral Law, and Deborah Garrett of Eagle Forum of Alabama.
The protest organizers said, “We do NOT stand with Planned Parenthood — we stand with women in every state who deserve better than abortion! And we will no longer be forced to donate to such a sick organization through our tax dollars. We demand Planned Parenthood be DEFUNDED. Now. Today.”
The Birmingham rally was on the sidewalk directly in front of Planned Parenthood.