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MCC urges citizens to speak out against MU involvement with Planned Parenthood

The Missouri Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to contact the University of Missouri to ask it revoke medical privileges for abortion doctor Colleen McNicholas.

Last week, MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin appeared before the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life and acknowledged that a professor at the university had "facilitated" the granting of medical privileges to McNicholas, a St. Louis doctor who is providing medical abortions at the Planned Parenthood in Columbia.

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

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | 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.

Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports

Pathology Services, Inc., is an independent pathology laboratory specializing in surgical pathology and cytology services. They are the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood. The company was named at a hearing of the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri.

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law.

That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

AT LARGE | With abortion, non-threatening words describe horrific actions

Dave Luecking

Killed.

There, got your attention.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson used this stark word with great impact in his homily at the Mass for Peace and Justice on Aug. 9, the one-year anniversary of Ferguson.

He used the killing of Jesus as his first example of forgiveness.

"... when He forgives those who killed Him."

That certainly got people's attention, and right off the hop, too. If Archbishop Carlson had used "crucified," the impact wouldn't have been as great.

Cardinal O'Malley urges senators to back measure to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee Aug. 3 urged U.S. senators to take the federal money that goes to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and instead fund women's health care providers that do not promote abortion.

"It has long been troubling to many Americans that the nation's largest abortion network, performing over a third of all abortions, receives over half a billion taxpayer dollars a year," said Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

"This concern has rightly grown in recent years," he wrote in a letter to the senators.

Women further victimized through harvesting of fetal parts

Women who have an abortion are being further victimized when given the option to donate their child's body parts for research, according to Sue Harvath, who has counseled post-abortive women in the St. Louis area for more than 30 years.

Harvath said it shouldn't matter whether Planned Parenthood is making money from the sale of fetal body parts, as alleged in the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, because even the act of obtaining the body parts is manipulative and flat wrong.

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