AUGUST 21, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AGAPE CHRISTI ACADEMY SPONSORS PROTEST OF EDEN PRAIRIE PLANNED PARENTHOOD
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN –In light of recent revelations that Planned Parenthood has been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, Agape Christi Academy, located in Eden Prairie, is sponsoring a protest of the Eden Prairie Planned Parenthood location on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. This protest is scheduled at the same time as over 300 other protests of Planned Parenthood sites throughout the country to raise awareness about Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts (www.protestpp.com). Agape Christi is calling their event Planned Parenthood PRO-test to emphasize their pro-life stance and their event’s focus on celebrating life.
Headmaster Jed Culbertson stated, “As Christians, we love all people, including the unborn, the expecting mother, and those who have chosen abortion. It is that love for the unborn baby that caused us to rally to their cause for life.”
Undercover videos released in recent weeks by the Center for Medical Progress reveal that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, with the sanction of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, are involved in the harvesting of body parts of unborn children aborted in their facilities. The videos indicate Planned Parenthood is profiting from trafficking in body parts, contrary to federal laws prohibiting such practices. The videos show high-level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of fetal specimens and discussing the alteration of abortion procedures to procure more profitable specimens. The most recent video details the dissection of an aborted baby whose heart was still beating.
Agape Christi is seeking the defunding of Planned Parenthood from both the government and corporations. “We rejoice that companies are deciding to discontinue their funding of Planned Parenthood,” said Alane Holm, a teacher at Agape Christi. “Now we are asking the federal government to stop funding Planned Parenthood, too.” Approximately half of the funding for Planned Parenthood comes from the federal government.
“Abortion has a disproportionate effect on minorities and people of color,” said Marla Helseth, a parent of two Agape Christi students. “I’m hoping that people everywhere, especially African Americans, will not succumb to ‘abortion fatigue’ but rather will choose to care about two important things: the human life that begins at conception, and the woman who faces an unplanned pregnancy. The graphic videos should force us not only to care, but to act on that compassion.”
Agape Christi welcomes pro-life supporters of all ages to attend the event. Participants plan to sing, pray, decorate signs, make gift bags for donation to pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, and embrace other joyful activities to demonstrate their love for unborn babies and mothers in challenging circumstances.
Contact: Jed Culbertson, Headmaster
Agape Christi Academy