A recently published flyer regarding Planned Parenthood included statistics regarding the organization from its 2013-2014 Annual Report, and also reproduced a a prayer of Catholic cleric Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
But there is more to the story: Maria Goldstein, a Roman Catholic, ordered 500 copies of the flyer from an Office Depot in Schaumburg, Illinois, to be handed out at her parish. When she did so, she was told by an Office Depot employee that the store was unable to print her order due to “corporate policy” and that her order would not be filled. After she sought legal help from the Thomas More Society, Office Depot spokeswoman Karen Denning told the Chicago Tribune the prayer “contained material that advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights.” Finally, on September 9, 2015, Office Depot's Chairman and CEO Roland Smith issued an apology in which he said "We sincerely apologize to Ms. (Maria) Goldstein for her experience and our initial reaction was not at all related to her religious beliefs."
Micah 3:1-4 offers biblical guidance to all Christians as they consider the cultural and political environment highlighted by this story and recent videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress.