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Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around US


              A Planned Parenthood supporter and opponent try to block each other's signs during a protest and counter-protest Saturday, Feb. 11, 201...

              Supporters of Planned Parenthood hold counter protest as abortion opponents demonstrate outside Planned Parenthood  in St. Paul, Minn.,...

              Abortion opponents rally outside Planned Parenthood  in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.  Rallies aimed at urging Congress ...

A Planned Parenthood supporter and opponent try to block each other's signs during a protest and counter-protest Saturday, Feb. 11, 201...

Supporters of Planned Parenthood hold counter protest as abortion opponents demonstrate outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minn.,...

Abortion opponents rally outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Rallies aimed at urging Congress ...

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump are staging rallies around the country calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood. But in some cities the demonstrations are being dwarfed by counter-protests.

Thousands of Planned Parenthood supporters turned out Saturday morning for a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. In Detroit, about 300 people turned up outside a Planned Parenthood office, most of them supporting the organization.

Trump last month banned U.S. funding to international groups that perform abortions or even provide information about abortions. His newly confirmed health secretary, Tom Price, has supported cutting off federal money to Planned Parenthood.

Federal dollars don't pay for abortions, but the organization is reimbursed by Medicaid for other services, including birth control and cancer screening.


Updated : 2021-10-21 18:31 GMT+08:00