- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Roughly 200 people attended dueling protests outside a Planned Parenthood in Fort Wayne.

The Indiana protest held Saturday was among hundreds nationwide coordinated by abortion opponents who want Planned Parenthood to be denied federal funding.

WANE-TV (https://bit.ly/2lAUqDr ) reports that 100 people attended the Saturday rally to call for defunding the health centers, while about the same number of people attended a counter-protest across the street.

Lisbeth Nelson is an anti-abortion activist. She calls the protests a way to take tax dollars away from what she deems “the nation’s largest abortion chain.”

Meanwhile counter protesters included a woman who held a sign reading, “This Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Even Provide Abortions.” According to the website, the Fort Wayne location doesn’t provide abortion services but they do provide referrals.


Information from: WANE-TV, https://www.wane.com/

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