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#ProtestPP Campaign Draws Protesters to Planned Parenthood Clinics Across the Country

Protests took place in more than 200 cities.

Anti-abortion activists protest at site of proposed Planned Parenthood. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

#ProtestPP, a coalition of state and national pro-life groups, held its first annual nationwide protest at Planned Parenthood facilities on Saturday.

The coalition held nationwide protests last year following the release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives that raised allegations that the organization had been trafficking aborted fetal body parts.

Profiting from the sale of human body parts - including those of the unborn - is a felony in the United States. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied illegal conduct.

Eric Scheidler, the executive director of Pro-Life Action League, one of the groups in the coalition, said in a statement that he hopes the series of protests will refocus the contentious debate on “what is right.”

In Washington, D.C., protesters gathered at the construction site of a future Planned Parenthood facility.

Similar protests took place across the country in more than 200 cities.

Some events were met with counter-protesters in support of Planned Parenthood.

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