Protesters march statewide for and against federal funds for Planned Parenthood

Protesters march statewide for and against federal funds for Planned Parenthood

"Let Planned Parenthood do what they want".

Over 100 pro-life protesters in Birmingham rallied outside Planned Parenthood in Birmingham Saturday.

"That baby needs a chance".

Planned Parenthood receives federal funds, but it can not be used for abortions by law.

About 30 people joined together to express their opinions on defunding Planned Parenthood at the Pennacook Street location on Saturday.

"I don't believe our reproductive rights should be stripped away from us", said Skidmore College freshman Barbara Kaso.

"I don't see this whole abortion thing, pro-choice, pro-life, as a religious issue", Mary Jo Thayer said.

The initial protests a move by pro-lifer supports was countered by pro-choice supporters.

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About 200 people participated in the local anti-abortion protest outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in the Central West End, including Marisol Pfaff.

Signs ranged from "I stand with Planned Parenthood" to 'Birth Control is a Human Right'.

The Mishawaka Planned Parenthood where people protested does not offer abortions at this time.

Despite Saturday's frigid temperatures - protests against Planned Parenthood went on as scheduled.

"There are more federally qualified clinics that provide a comprehensive women's health service, and we'd rather have our money go to those clinics", said Dawn Eskew, who organized the Hempstead demonstration with her group, Personhood Education New York. She says the facility doesn't help women, but instead, hurts them. "They provide more than just abortions".

That act would ensure that employers put in their health insurance that women get full contraception coverage.

Pro-lifer Jesse Espinosa said the government should not be paying for abortions.

"We want people to understand that abortion really should be unthinkable that we really need to focus on real resources to help women in an unplanned pregnancy", Freiberger said.

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