PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput took to the streets of Center City Monday to bring attention to the pro-life movement.
The archbishop led the “40 Days For Life” prayer vigil in front of the “Planned Parenthood” on 11th and Locust streets.READ MORE: Police Arrest Kareem Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
The focus of Monday’s gathering was to address abortion issues in local communities.READ MORE: Montgomery County Summer Camp Closes Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
The archbishop says every stage of human life needs to be supported.
Dayle Steinberg, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania released a statement that reads in part:MORE NEWS: 2 Men Injured, 1 In Critical Condition, After Allegheny West Shooting: Police
“If opponents of abortion were serious about lowering the abortion rate in this country, they’d be working alongside planned parenthood to expand people’s access to effective birth control, sex education, and preventive health care.”