DC anti-abortion activists protest Planned Parenthood
Schroeder and Marvin Naegele said they don't want poor women to go without cancer and other health screenings, which is why they want any funding pulled from Planned Parenthood to go toward free or low-priced clinics that provide those services, but not abortions. More than 100 people held signs in support of birth control and health care for women at the Planned Parenthood building on Third Street. The center's website says it's a Christ-centered ministry serving women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. President Donald Trump was also a target.
Debra Depo of Cadyville was another one of the people there to show her support for the health services offered by Planned Parenthood.
Hansgen's group was outnumbered by the loud and much larger crowd of Planned Parenthood supporters, many of whom wore pink hats from recent protests. "I felt like I was more of a salesman sometimes to sell abortions", she says, "and we were told on a regular basis that you have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open". Abortions account for 3 percent of its services, according to the organization's annual report from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014.
Dr. Beth Elliot, who is a member of Planned Parenthood's Rochester Advisory Council as well as a member of a state committee, said the organization helps those who most need it. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pledged that Republicans will complete legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this year and that he expected legislation to defund Planned Parenthood would be included. Correspondent Morgan Radford continued the report on the "anti-abortion demonstrators" or "anti-abortion marchers" versus the "abortion-rights activists".
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"I personally believe that abortion is a profound injustice to the human race", LaBine said.
At the nonprofit's NY headquarters, supporters outnumbered a group of 50 abortion rights opponents by a ratio of 3-to-1, and thousands rallied separately at Washington Square Park to support Planned Parenthood. Other medical services provided by Planned Parenthood, at a greater rate than abortion services, include STD testing and prevention, contraception as well as cancer screening and prevention.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (BP) - Pro-life demonstrators held rallies February 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states to advocate withdrawing government funds from America's largest abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas for its clinics, something that pro-life groups have known for years. "Those who want to take away access to women's healthcare, they're not about saving lives, they're about the oppression of women". We are scared. We are anxious.
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