This past January, Texas was host for two important Pro-Life demonstrations: The Houston Planned Parenthood protest on January 18 and the annual Rally for Life on January 23. With each passing year that abortion has been legal, the generations born after 1973 have been most affected by the abortion genocide. Yet they are currently making the most impact in the Pro-Life movement, as was evidenced at these two events.The Planned Parenthood protest was unique. The new Houston facility is the largest in the Western Hemisphere, second only to the Planned Parenthood Beijing facility.
The massive event happened through the collaboration of several Pro-Life groups – and thousands from across Texas and the United States came to protest the opening of Houston's largest abortion mill.The parking lot used for the pre-protest rally was a little larger than a football field, and was filled almost to capacity. Protesters marched from this parking lot the Planned Parenthood site. Estimates from various local news agencies put the attendance between 2,000 and 3,500. A major factor in the attendance rate was the Martin Luther King holiday, and the vacationing students dramatically increased the crowd. It was a diverse crowd of students, with many Hispanics, Asians, and African-Americans attending to continue Dr. King's fight against discrimination.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the African-American abortion rates are 49 per 1,000, while Caucasian abortion rates are 13 per 1,000. Bishop Henry Johnson of Hope Christian Church, one of the protest organizers, gave testimony against the racism of Planned Parenthood at the event's press conference.”Sixty-five percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority neighborhoods. Statistically speaking, that is two out of three clinics,” Bishop Johnson said. “Sanger is the word 'danger' with an 'S,' and the organization she founded, Planned Parenthood, is a danger to all unborn African-Americans babies!
“Young women in attendance also gave testimony for their Pro-Life convictions. Nadia, aged 16, stated her reason for being there: “I want to try and let them know that it's a baby and a Life. It's your actions and you need to take responsibility for them, and that's why we're all here, to protect that Life-and that women's rights should not include the right to kill her baby.” Shane, age 17, had a more pragmatic view, but still a hopeful one. “My presence here doesn't mean Planned Parenthood will close, but personally I'm hoping my prayers will help this generation of women not to consider abortions.”