Published: Sun, February 12, 2017
Medical | By Dorothy Lyons

Dozens join Plattsburgh Planned Parenthood protest

Dozens join Plattsburgh Planned Parenthood protest

29 that 97 Planned Parenthood clinics were contacted about giving prenatal care and 92 of the offices said no that they don't have pre-natal care. "Unless people realize that this is a person, it doesn't matter who's in the White House".

Some of the demonstrations were met with counter-protests by Planned Parenthood supporters. Some prayed while Planned Parenthood volunteers stood by, ready to escort patients.

Federal monies don't pay for abortions except in some very restricted cases, but Planned Parenthood is reimbursed by Medicaid for other services, including birth control and cancer screening.

She said in a statement, "The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with taking healthcare away from women". "But these babies also have a right to their lives".

More than 100 supporters of Planned Parenthood carried hot pink signs, adorned with phrases promoting women's health, contraception and the right to abortion.

Hundreds of people lined Church Street in the City of Poughkeepsie Saturday morning, the majority of which were defenders of Planned Parenthood.

"There are more federally qualified clinics that provide a comprehensive women's health service, and we'd rather have our money go to those clinics", said Dawn Eskew, who organized the Hempstead demonstration with her group, Personhood Education New York.

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Thayer is on the board of Right to Life, an anti-abortion group that joined in on the movement to urge leaders to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

Lucas recalled having a vasectomy through Planned Parenthood.

USA Today reported on January 17 that Planned Parenthood received $553.7 million in government funding in 2014. The activists planned to picket outside roughly 200 Planned Parenthood clinics - but at many of those locations, counterprotesters were there to meet them.

Hina Gandher, a senior at Wayne State University, said she saw mention of the counter-protest pop up in her Facebook feed and decided she would come out and become more active. For the February 11 rally, 40 Days for Life is also serving as a major partner. "I think it's the best way to get your views across".

"The people who are protesting are really missing the point", Dr. Carrie Pierce, an abortion provider based in rural OR, told Newsweek.

The event was pretty civil, which was a concern for both sides due to the passion felt by people on both sides of the issue.

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