BUS TOUR TARGETS CAMPUSES TO EXPOSE PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization, and FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, will be kicking off the Planned Parenthood Project with a week-long bus tour – Don’t Fund Planned Parenthood Bus Tour – starting in South Carolina on Monday, October 5, which targets students on college campuses – Planned Parenthood’s largest clientele.
The bus tour will visit Clemson University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University. The tour will consist of the Planned Parenthood Project display, which has toured over 150 college campuses since launching in 2013.
“There is no better time to launch a bus tour that educates college students on Planned Parenthood and their horrific business practices of not only selling abortions but of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies and selling them for profit,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “College-aged women make up a majority of all abortions and we have found that when these students are made aware of the true nature of Planned Parenthood, they are rightly shocked and turn against Planned Parenthood.”
With the steady release of the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress over the summer that showed Planned Parenthood executive callously discussing the harvesting and selling of body parts of aborted babies, the timing of the bus tour to educate college students about the shady business model of Planned Parenthood is ideal.
“This bus tour will expose the truth that Planned Parenthood cares more about its bottom line and is willing to harvest and traffic aborted baby body parts than it does for women’s health,” said Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at FRC Action. “This abortion organization is implicated in unethical and possibly illegal activities, including partial birth abortion or even infanticide. This bus tour aims to bring the truth about the scandal-plagued Planned Parenthood to college students. Not one more woman, man or child should fall victim to Planned Parenthood’s profit-making enterprise at the expense of women’s health and children’s lives.”
The Planned Parenthood Project was developed by Students for Life after the organization’s own polling in 2012 found that 59% of 18-24 year olds didn’t know Planned Parenthood provided abortions and that 79% of Planned Parenthood facilities are within five miles of a college campus.
The visual display is made up of 897 pink crosses to represent the number of unborn children that die each day inside of Planned Parenthood. In addition, the display has billboards that cite Planned Parenthood’s own annual report numbers and testimony from former employees to call into question their “caring” image.
Students are frequently shocked when they learn that Planned Parenthood’s main business is abortion and that tax dollars are used to fund the organization. To see videos of previous student reactions to the Planned Parenthood Project, go here.
“We also call upon the local community to join us and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for all of the horrific practices it does behind closed doors and to urge for continued federal and state investigations and defunding of Planned Parenthood,” concluded Grossu. ““If you are sickened and saddened that Planned Parenthood exploits women and harvests and sells their babies’ organs, please join me at one of our bus tour stops.”