- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anti-abortion activists have rallied in Washington to call on the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood.

WTOP reports that (https://bit.ly/2kUEfS8 ) protesters wearing red vests that said “Pray for Life” gathered in northeast DC on Saturday. It was one of several anti-abortion protests being held across the country.

A small group of Planned Parenthood supporters holding signs that read things like “Defend women’s rights” held a counter protest nearby.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney is a Presbyterian minister for Church On the Hill in DC and was one of the speakers at the anti-abortion protest. He told the crowd to pray that Congress will pass legislation cutting federal funding for the group.

Mahoney said there is now a “very real possibility” the legislation could get through Congress.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, https://www.wtop.com


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