By Kathleen Gilbert

Houston, Texas, January 18, 2010 ( – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, national spiritual and political leaders joined a sign-waving crowd of what is being reported as “thousands” of pro-lifers in Houston today to rally against what they called a “prenatal racial genocide” perpetrated by Planned Parenthood through abortion.

In April, Planned Parenthood purchased a six-story, 78,000-square-foot former bank building in Houston to turn into the nation's largest abortion mill. The building is situated in an 80% minority community area. The move sparked outrage from pro-lifers, who said that Planned Parenthood began as a eugenics organization designed to reduce minority populations, Roman Catholics, immigrants, and the so-called “unfit” through birth control and abortion. Pro-lifers also pointed out that the abortion rate amongst minority groups is already way higher than the national average, thanks in large part to Planned Parenthood's strategy of situating their facilities in minority neighborhoods.

About 10,000 people, many of them youth, packed Grace Community Church on Sunday for a five-hour prayer and praise meeting Sunday sponsored by TheCall to kick off the rally.

Lou Engle of The Call to Conscience organized the event, which was also attended by Ken Blackwell of Conservative Action Project, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Bishop Harry Jackson of High Impact Leadership Coalition, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, and many others.

“On this day people of all races stand in unity to honor Martin Luther King Jr. We affirm that people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin,” said Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel, who also attended the event.

“Unfortunately, the badge of racism is carried on through the prenatal racial genocide perpetrated by Planned Parenthood. Worse yet, the federal government funds Planned Parenthood with several hundred million dollars each year. African American and Hispanic communities have been particularly hit hard by Planned Parenthood’s genocide.

“The time has come for all who respect human dignity to stop the killing. God is just. His justice will not sleep forever.”

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