Nationwide protests took place outside Planned Parenthood clinics Saturday as Congress debates stripping federal funds from the organization.
Important protest today happening all over the country. How many more scandals til PP is defunded? #prolife #ProtestPP— Cortney O'Brien (@Cortney O'Brien)1486827386.0
Anti-abortion group holds rally outside SCOTUS, while pro-abortion rights activists hold counter-rallies across U.S… https://t.co/AmGe6UIY4Q— CBS News (@CBS News)1486835070.0
House Republicans recently indicated they will seek to reallocate federal funds currently granted to Planned Parenthood to community health centers.
The groups behind the nationwide protests — Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, the Pro-Life Action League, 40 Days for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List — said that they want to encourage Congress to finally act on redirecting the funds away from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, a long-held goal of pro-life activists.
The scandal-plagued organization has been accused of making fraudulent Medicaid claims and violating health codes in addition to trafficking aborted fetal body parts.
The allegations that Planned Parenthood was profiting from the sale of aborted fetal body parts — which is illegal in the United States — were recently the subject of a congressional investigation by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood have denied the allegations.
Over 200 protests took place in 44 states and the nation’s capital.
We're at the #DefundPP rally in front of @PPact in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/6pf8UAaQUB— Live Action (@Live Action)1486825454.0
The #DefundPP rally at Ft. Myers is off to a good start! https://t.co/27DbzTJaiG— Michael New (@Michael New)1486821891.0
Pro-lifers in West Allis line HWY 100 to #ProtestPP --just one of four organized rallies across the state. @tmj4 https://t.co/x5YqBefSdo— lauren winfrey. (@lauren winfrey.)1486831737.0
Yes we were here! Planned Parenthood Rally in Pembroke Pines FL. ProLife Every Life. Tagged yourself… https://t.co/T7WeqoS5fB— Mary's PRC (@Mary's PRC)1486837519.0
#defundpp #defindppoc https://t.co/95yMZgfmAQ— Deborah Pauly (@Deborah Pauly)1486837084.0
These beautiful people are speaking painful truth at #ProtestPP in St Paul. Now is the time to #defundpp! https://t.co/XsI42nGpwx— Educe® online learning (@Educe® online learning)1486830305.0
#DefundPP | Because women's rights start with the right to life. https://t.co/7pU6LIDenJ— Emilee Miller (@Emilee Miller)1486834147.0
#defundpp rally in #Mesa #Arizona. #BikersForLife #BabiesLivesMatter #BikersForBabies https://t.co/KbZXrR6T5w— AZ Bikers For Life 🇺🇸 (@AZ Bikers For Life 🇺🇸)1486833282.0
#orlando prays for moms & the Unborn at #defundpp PlannedParenthood https://t.co/EPFo9TfNmX— Linda (@Linda)1486832466.0
HUNDREDS of #prolife supporters at #DefundPP rally in Aurora, Illinois! https://t.co/PxnwcLKVLn— Pro-Life Action League (@Pro-Life Action League)1486830473.0
It was an honor to have @KristanHawkins President of #Students4Life rally the crowd to #ProtestPP today in StPaul!… https://t.co/k8cBxd77KR— Maria ✞ (@Maria ✞)1486835019.0
Standing up for #life at #ProtestPP in Warminster PA https://t.co/9MMaGWgGEv— Fr. Frank Pavone 🇺🇸 (Text LIFE to 88022) (@Fr. Frank Pavone 🇺🇸 (Text LIFE to 88022))1486828705.0
A peaceful, loving #prochoice pro-#plannedparenthood drive-by just threw a soft drink at #prolife protesters.… https://t.co/zfLXfmNZLR— Jill Stanek (@Jill Stanek)1486827350.0
Some of the demonstrations were met with counter-protests by Planned Parenthood supporters.
#Antichoice extremists are harassing @PPFA patients. The #7in10 #prochoice Americans are thanking clinic escorts. #ThanksClinicEscorts— NARAL (@NARAL)1486827180.0
Today while #antichoice extremists swarm @PPFA clinics, we’re thanking clinic escorts—who work to protect access—us… https://t.co/pAFSa1jQX8— NARAL (@NARAL)1486821618.0
#IStandWithPP - #ThanksClinicEscorts and everyone I met today as we stood up 4 every woman's right to seek out repr… https://t.co/fSZ5DxeLwT— Mrs. Rebadon (@Mrs. Rebadon)1486831952.0
Snow is no match for this crowd! We will persist! #IStandWithPP #WeArePP https://t.co/a5NazXXChq— Planned Parenthood (@Planned Parenthood)1486832946.0
The crowd at @senrobportman shop keeps growing #ProtectOurCare #StandWithPP https://t.co/E9HDFhh47L— ProgressOhio (@ProgressOhio)1486825610.0
How about we ruin this hashtag #protestPP because I #standwithPP https://t.co/n4BfAwX989— Drea Murphillas (@Drea Murphillas)1486836155.0