- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) - Dozens of Planned Parenthood supporters have rallied near Richmond while protesters demonstrated outside the group’s facility in Virginia Beach.

David Timberline is a spokesman for the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. He said an estimated 200 people gathered near Republican Rep. Dave Brat’s office in Glen Allen to show their support for the group on Saturday.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that about 80 people demonstrated outside Planned Parenthood’s Virginia Beach Health Center with signs that read “Dads for Life” and “Face it, abortion kills a person.” Anti-abortion activists rallied in cities across the country Saturday to call for Planned Parenthood’s federal funding to be cut.

Mike Cistola of Virginia Beach was among the Virginia Beach protesters. He tells the newspaper that President Donald Trump’s administration “gives us a lot of hope.”


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