(CBS) — The controversy over videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses drew hundreds of people to a protest outside of the group’s Aurora clinic this morning.
Protest organizer Eric Scheidler said he saw people protesting he hadn’t seen in years, and said was easily the largest protest outside of the Aurora clinic since it opened in 2007.
The protesters ranged in age from their teens to their 80s. Living Hope Bible Church of Roselle Associate Pastor Mike Tiberi said the videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of body parts left by abortions make him more determined than ever to see abortion stopped.
“We want to see our Congress, our senators, our House of Representatives, to vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood,” he said. “We would like to see a legal investigation into Planned Parenthood.”
Scheidler said the videos, released by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, confirm what he has suspected for years.
Planned Parenthood says it does not profit from the sales; it merely covers costs. Tiberi said in his mind, that is still wrong.