On Monday, Louisiana Right to Life and the Nola Needs Peace Coalition will host a "Stand for the 2,844" Nola Needs Peace Rally next to the Planned Parenthood construction site at 4612 S. Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. The event will run from 6 - 7 PM and will be rain or shine.
The event will feature the following speakers:
- Ramona Trevino, Former Manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas
- Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans
- Dr. Fred Luter, Jr., Senior Pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
- Dr. Kathy Allen, Louisiana Black Advocates for Life
- Pastor Dennis Watson, Celebration Church
Monday's rally stems from Planned Parenthood's own admission that they intend to perform 2,844 abortions a year at the facility they are attempting to build on Claiborne Avenue if the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals grants them the proper abortion facility license.
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following on Friday, "Planned Parenthood wants the people of New Orleans to believe they are something other than what they are. This rally, and the testimony of Ramona Trevino, will show that Planned Parenthood is an abortion business aimed to profit off selling abortions. Why else would they set a goal of performing 2,844 additional abortions in New Orleans every year?"
Planned Parenthood poured concrete for the foundation of their facility in late March, but has apparently made little progress since that time.
500 people attended a similar rally was held at the same site two years ago in May of 2013.