But while the networks recognized both Planned Parenthood activists and pro-lifers in their morning or evening news shows, they failed to air footage shedding a negative light on counter protesters, such as when they confronted police escorting pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood received $553.7 million in federal funds in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014, its largest single source of money. After a while, organizers called all pro-choice people to cross the street and stand together directly in front of the clinic which we did while chanting, "Get up, get down!"
"His strong pro-life record reassures the American public that HHS under President Trump will abandon its aggressive abortion agenda", Catholic Association policy adviser Grazie Pozo Christie said, the Washington Examiner reported. Republicans would redirect the funding to community health centers, but Planned Parenthood supporters say women denied Medicaid services from Planned Parenthood may not be able to find replacement care.
Planned Parenthood supporter Brenda Vee said she was anxious about low-income women losing access to the organization's health care services, and about women losing control over their own health.
Under the Obama rule, states can not exclude the women's health provider Planned Parenthood from Title X federal funds for family planning centers.
Planned Parenthood operates 18 clinics in Minnesota, 21 in Wisconsin, 12 in Iowa and one in South Dakota.
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, chair of the House Select Investigative Panel that recommended defunding Planned Parenthood in December, told Baptist Press "it's encouraging to see so many people coming out to support the pro-life cause". I truly don't think they understand. "So it's important to go to events like this, be surrounded by people who share the opinions that I share and are fighting the same fight".
"We have a situation right now where we have a government that wants to defund Planned Parenthood. and doesn't have an affordable replacement", she said. "If we don't stand up for them now, who will stand up for us when we need it?" "We do ask anyone wishing to show support for Planned Parenthood and our work not to rally outside of a health center, unless you are directed to by the local health center or affiliate staff". LaBine, who was there with his family, said he believes Planned Parenthood is hiding "under a veil of health care". On March 1, a "40 Days for Life" protest campaign is expected to kick off in Rochester, they said.