The following comes from an August 21 The Washington Times article by Valerie Richardson:
Planned Parenthood for America is losing the social-media war in the aftermath of undercover videos on its fetal-tissue donations from abortions, according to an analysis released Friday.
NetBase, a Silicon Valley firm that analyzes social-media trends, found that “net sentiment” toward Planned Parenthood turned “decisively negative” after the July 14 release of the first video by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
The center has released a total of seven videos as part of its Human Capital project, with the latest one posted on Wednesday.
“PP’s Average net sentiment for the three months leading up the release of the first video was +62; as of August 20, 2015, PP’s sentiments stands at -26,” according to the NetBase analysis.
Even though network television coverage of the videos has been sparse—just 23.5 minutes on ABC, CBS and NBC in the few weeks, according to the conservative Media Research Center—the NetBase figures reveal a different story on social media.
The analysis found that conversations about Planned Parenthood have “exploded on social media,” from about 4,500 daily mentions in the three months prior to the release of the first video to 121,661 mentions in the first 24 hours afterward, an increase of 2,600 percent.
As for the hashtag war, #DefundPP and #PPSellsBabyParts combined for 965,479, while #StandwithPP and #SupportPP had 271,925.
Tens of thousands protest at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country
The following comes from an August 23 Catholic News Agency article:
Hundreds of demonstrations were held outside of Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. this weekend with protesters calling on the federal government to stop funding the abortion giant.
After videos were released last month showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing their fetal tissue donation program in graphic detail, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League called on a national day of protest.
Eric Scheidler, the group’s executive director, said that “with 240 out of 342 cities reporting” over 58,000 people turned out to protest Aug. 22.
“Great day! Except for Planned Parenthood!” he tweeted that evening.
His organization teamed up with other pro-life groups including 40 Days for Life, Created Equal and 40 Days for Life to organize the national protest in a matter of a few weeks.
#ProtestPP was trending on Twitter Saturday as photos of the crowds poured in.
Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, posted photos on Twitter of demonstrations around the country showing crowds of protesters wrapped around city blocks in front of Planned Parenthood facilities.
There was huge presence of women at the rallies to defund Planned Murderhood, but why were there few or no men present at the rallies?
Maybe it’s time to protest outside of the offices of the elected politicians who are responsible for taxing we fellow citizens and sending our money to KillChildhood. Maybe it’s time to stand outside of news organizations who cover up for KillChildhood. Maybe it’s time to protest outside of businesses who support KillChildhood.
Thank God! It is about time, about time, about time. It seems America is finally waking up.
It is wrong for public sentiment and 1960’s-stye college-student protestors, to control the country politically, or to influence rulings of the Supreme Court. Our country used to be completely set, with Judeo-Christian morality, as its backbone! Also, “babies” going off to college, should never allowed, to take over, and rule the school! I recall one scary night, in the late 1960’s, after Mass, dining with friends, in a restaurant across the street from a big, famous school. We were all dressed up, and I had my Rosary– and my folded up mantilla!– in my coat pockets. We suddenly saw angry student protestors, with fiery weapons… (I will continue)
I will continue, with my above post. So– we suddenly saw angry mobs of filthy, stinking, ignorant, hippie student protestors, demanding stupid, unnecessary, babyish “freedoms,” in a huge, fiery clash with police! They ended up burning down a very nice city block, of stores, restaurants, businesses, etc.– and they eventually got their way, with their foolish, immature demands, with the university! The police ushered us all to safety, and enforced strict curfews after this horrible incident. I felt so sorry for the losses, of the poor businessmen, that night! Those horrible kids should have been PERMANENTLY KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL!! And sent to JAIL, with years of hard labor, and community service!
It is not fair, for young people of today, to have to stand up for God, and for Christian morality, all alone! Instead, these young people should all be given a good country to serve, in the first place, by their elders— and invited to participate! The adults in the 1960’s, should have been able to easily transmit and pass down to the next generation, the wonderful teachings, traditions, and values, of our Church and Nation! They should all have been fully prepared, for service– NOT for a horrible life, as a “hippie” in a filthy ghetto of rock “music” and dope! Today, the leaders of our country’s churches all should be busy, teaching Christian Faith and Morals to everyone, and demanding morality, in our Nation!
Planned Parenthood’s vile agenda and vile activities are finally being exposed to the light of day. That is a major step forward in the movement to protect unborn life. The major obstacle to this happening, over the decades, has been the media. What a shame that is for them. The people who are supposed to keep us abreast of important developments in society and inform us about what is really happening, have instead resorted to propagandizing for the pro abortion movement.
Well, unless this means that the government policy makers feel threatened, it is meaningless. If anything, people should immediately stop watching the Big Three news channels and then write to each one and tell them so.
And, people should stop patronizing all businesses that publicly list contributions to PP. And, tell them so.
And, complain to the USCCB about the tepid, to nonexistent, reaction of America’s bishops to PP. It is a disgrace.
I called a few local television stations here in the San Francisco Bay Area and asked them why they were not covering the PP Protests? All gave me the same line….understaffed on the weekend and one said there were many important stories to cover! And if you believe that…………………
An unborn child is still a person in the eyes of God: The Bible is clear that God formed us in our mother’s womb, and He knew us before we were even CONCEIVED!
Genesis 25:23, “And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”
“Wherefore I beseech you, flee fornication. . . . Why sow where the ground makes it its care to destroy the fruit?—where there are many efforts at abortion?—where there is murder before the birth? For even the harlot you do not let continue a mere harlot, but make her a murderess also. You see how drunkenness leads to prostitution, prostitution to adultery, adultery to murder; or rather to a something even worse than murder. For I have no name to give it, since it does not take off the thing born, but prevents its being born. Why then do thou abuse the gift of God, and fight with his laws, and follow after what is a curse as if a blessing, and make the chamber of procreation a chamber for murder, and arm the woman that…
Before the year A.D. 138, the epistle of Barnabas was equally explicit, placing the crime of abortion among the actions of those who walk the Way of Darkness. “There are two Ways of instruction,” Christians were told, “as there are two powers, that of Light and that of Darkness. And there is a great difference between the Two Ways. The one is controlled by God’s light-bearing angels, the other by the angels of Satan. And as the latter is the Ruler of the present era of lawlessness, so the former is Lord from eternity to eternity.” Among the precepts of the Way of Light is this: “Do not murder a child by abortion, or commit infanticide.”  Significantly, the two operative words in the prohibition are explicitly “murder” (Greek phonenõ,…
St. Padre Pio demonstrated the depth of his love and loyalty to the Church when he publicly praised and defended Pope Paul VI for his encyclical Humanae Vitae, “Of Human Life.” 1 Upon its release in the summer of 1968, a torrent of vilification and disobedience was unleashed upon the Pontiff from within the Church, as well as mockery and scorn from without. Such open rebellion against Peter’s successor was unprecedented, and yet he had done nothing more than his solemn duty to uphold the infallible, magisterial teaching of Catholicism against unnatural methods of birth control.
Clement of Alexandria circa AD 150-180 : “Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, in order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings.” -Paedagogus 2
St. Athenagoras circa AD 165 : “We say that women who induce abortions are murderers, and will have to give account of it to God. For the same person would not regard the child in the womb as a living being and therefore an object of God’s care and then kill it. . . . But we…