Abortion opponents plan nationwide Planned Parenthood protest

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Anti-abortion groups are planning a coordinated, nationwide protest in front of Planned Parenthood clinics later in August, in an effort to ramp up pressure on the group for its involvement in obtaining aborted fetal tissue.

Around 40 groups have agreed to participate so far, including national organizations such as March for Life, the Family Research Council and Americans United for Life, along with smaller regional and state activist groups.

Their plan is to organize protests by abortion opponents outside local Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics around the country from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Three groups organizing the event will provide banners that say "Planned Parenthood sells baby parts" followed by the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts.

"[Planned Parenthood] sites is where the killing and organ harvesting is actually occurring (especially the mega-centers)," wrote Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, in an email sent Tuesday to anti-abortion groups.

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