Bishop leads Stations of the Cross outside Planned Parenthood
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As reported in the Arkansas Catholic (the official newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock), Bishop Anthony B. Taylor led local Catholics in a Stations of the Cross devotion outside the Planned Parenthood center in Little Rock on March 12 as part of that city’s 40 Days For Life activities.

This Planned Parenthood center is the organization’s only center in Arkansas, and it kills preborn children using the abortion pill.

The bishop used the Scriptural Stations of the Cross for Life that were originally said by Pope St. John Paul II on Good Friday in 1991. (You can get full information on them on the USCCB website.)

White cardboard crosses were placed along the sidewalk and in the adjacent parking lot for each station. The stations continued into the parking lot of a dental office next door. 

The newspaper commented that the dental office also allows the Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center to park its ultrasound van next to the Planned Parenthood clinic to encourage those looking for a free ultrasound to stop in and visit with the staff. 

Bishop Taylor previously led a Rosary for Life outside the same Planned Parenthood during last year’s 40 Days Fall Campaign.

In closing, we congratulate not only the bishop, the Pregnancy Center, and those in attendance, but also all who have kept Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program in Arkansas. Planned Parenthood in Little Rock is run by the Planned Parenthood Great Plains affiliate. On its website, PPGP says: “At this time, the state of Arkansas does not recognize Planned Parenthood Great Plains as a Medicaid provider. Although our doors are open to all patients, we are unable to treat patients through the Medicaid program because these patients would not be able to get the cost of their prescriptions or referrals covered by Medicaid.”

May God bless all your efforts.