defenders of the unborn

DEFENDING LIFE: Pro-life organizations in St. Louis

Archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate: Offers programs based on the four pillars of spiritual support, pastoral care, education and public policy; specific programs include the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Fund to help families in need, Project Rachel and Project Joseph post-abortion healing ministry, annual convention and speakers’ bureau and spiritual adoption. Call (314) 792-7555 or visit

Senate hearing, rally draws attention to frustration with Planned Parenthood’s practices

JEFFERSON CITY — A heated debate about terminology used to describe aborted babies was one of the highlights from testimony presented before a Senate committee investigating Planned Parenthood's practices in Missouri.

Protest at Pathology Services Inc. centers on questions surrounding handling of tissue from unborn babies


About three dozen people lined the sidewalk in front of Pathology Services Inc. this weekend to protest the company's business with Planned Parenthood. They also wanted answers to what the lab does to fetal remains from abortions after pathology examinations.

Last month at a hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri, it was revealed that Brentwood-based Pathology Services Inc. is the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

ProtestPP rally draws more than 700 to St. Louis Planned Parenthood

Lisa Johnston | | Twitter: @aeternusphoto After the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts, efforts to defund the abortion provider have swept across the country. In St. Louis, named in undercover videos as an "untapped market" for fetal organs, local pro-life groups have been more visible in their efforts to call attention to their cause. Over 700 attended a rally outside the Planned Parenthood facility on Forrest Park Blvd. in St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 22.

It was easy to imagine the pouring rain last weekend outside Planned Parenthood as symbolic of God’s tears over the atrocity of killing His creation.

Aug. 22 was the latest rally for pro-lifers to speak out against Planned Parenthood, which has been the subject of a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress, featuring discussions about the sale of fetal tissue, on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

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