Rallies for, and against, Planned Parenthood in St. Louis

1 year 9 months 1 day ago Sunday, February 12 2017 Feb 12, 2017 Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:00:00 PM CST February 12, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Supporters and opponents of Planned Parenthood have turned out in large numbers for rallies in St. Louis.

Anti-abortion activists staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood. But in some cities, including St. Louis, counter-protesters outnumbered demonstrators.

The largest gathering in St. Louis began as a Facebook exchange among 15 friends three weeks ago suggesting a counter-protest against anti-abortion activists. It grew to several thousand people Saturday who gathered for a rally in a park and a march, many carrying signs that read, "I stand with Planned Parenthood."

Another rally outside the Planned Parenthood office in St. Louis drew a few hundred people, a mix of supporters and opponents of Planned Parenthood.

 

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