- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Supporters, and opponents, of Planned Parenthood have turned out in large numbers for rallies in St. Louis.

Anti-abortion activists staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood. But in some cities, including St. Louis, counter-protesters outnumbered demonstrators.

The largest gathering in St. Louis began as a Facebook exchange among 15 friends three weeks ago suggesting a counter-protest against anti-abortion activists. It grew to several thousand people Saturday who gathered for a rally in a park and a march, many carrying signs that read, “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

Another rally outside the Planned Parenthood office in St. Louis drew a few hundred people, a mix of supporters and opponents of Planned Parenthood.

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