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From Diane Strippel

By Staff | Sep 9, 2015

Dear Editor,

Our area was well represented recently at the nationwide protests of Planned Parenthoods (PP) all over the country. One hundred and twenty-five people showed up from 9-11 a.m. at the Planned Parenthood at Vienna, W.Va. to voice their opposition to tax dollars going to fund Planned Parenthood, especially with the recent videos that have come out exposing their selling of baby parts and organs, which is illegal. Over $500 million tax dollars goes to PP each year. Taxpayer funding accounts for 41 percent of PP’s overall revenue according to their own reports.

Folks from all around WV and Ohio were there. Helen Farrah-McGrail from Wood County said, “As a preborn child, I survived an abortion in 1962. I feel I have no choice but to speak up for those who can’t.” The Northrop’s from Doddridge County stated they were there “to stand up for the sanctity of life and put PP out of business.” Mary Tillman of Harrison County said, “I came to raise the awareness of the passers-by. Maybe they will go home and Google it to find out about the videos.” There are eight undercover videos by Center for Media Progress out so far showing the directors of PP discussing prices of baby livers, eyes, and other organs over lunch.

Over 13,000 health clinics throughout the United States provide comprehensive health care for women and children without abortion services. These county health clinics provide health services that are needed as well as many pregnancy care centers throughout the U.S. PP is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., it performs upwards of 327,000 abortions a year and has been caught aiding sex traffickers and statutory rapists. The abortion industry has successfully persuaded many of us to believe that because preborn people are small and not fully developed then they aren’t fully human and are not valuable. Unless, of course, you are selling their organs. Please contact your representatives and tell them, ‘It’s time to stop the American Holocaust!’

Diane Strippel

New Martinsville