Shouting “Pro-life, that’s a lie”. President Trump and his administration have threatened to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, because the services provided by the clinics include abortions.
A group gathers to protest federal funding of Planned Parenthood on Saturday.
If they would use a fraction of the energy they expend intimidating women who often-times desperately need Planned Parenthood’s health services and use that misplaced energy to promote family planning and birth control, overpopulation, the underlying root cause of so numerous world’s problems, might be brought under some control.
Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers in reproductive health services within the United States.
One counter-protester, Stephanie, who did not feel comfortable giving her last name, held a sign declaring her support for Planned Parenthood and its patients.
Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Iowans for Life and a member of a coalition of pro-life groups supporting the change, said coalition members are convinced in talking with 157 clinics that reallocating family planning dollars will provide comprehensive health care all across Iowa.
“I personally believe that abortion is a profound injustice to the human race”, LaBine said. This is one of the key reasons people are calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, according to many media outlets.
Below, you can hear two women on either side of the argument peacefully trying to talk it out. Because defunding Planned Parenthood would not ban abortions in the state, people could still terminate the pregnancy at great financial cost to themselves. “Unborn children. They’re still children and they’re being murdered”, he said. But pro-abortion activists want funding to continue. Unfortunately many libertarians, including some of my close allies, support legalized abortion. Vice President Mike Pence, a staunchly “pro-life” politician became the highest ranking official to appear in person at the annual “March for Life” demonstration.
Planned Parenthood provides crucial general health care services such as cancer, cholesterol, diabetes and thyroid screenings, physical exams and vaccinations. It is important to note that counter actions by pro-choice groups and individuals greatly outnumbered these protests, showing the pathetic following that the anti-choice movement really has.
Protester Liz Harrington says standing in a peaceful protest for Planned Parenthood is necessary.
Let us logically walk through what will happen if Planned Parenthood is defunded in Virginia. “Because of the restrictive laws that are in place in other states, people who are in need of medical care are forced to travel across state lines to have access to safe, legal abortions”.
Defunding Planned Parenthood also disproportionally targets lower-income voters.
“For us this is a matter of justice and a moral principle”, Miller said. “We have a person in power who’s against us”.