It was one of more than 200 Planned Parenthood protests and counterprotests happening simultaneously across the country. "I feel Planned Parenthood provides a vital resource for women, vital services". We don't have to pay for it. "To try to stop this innocent bloodshed and try to intervene on behalf of these children as best we can", Aughenbaugh said.
The initial protests a move by pro-lifer supports was countered by pro-choice supporters.
So, before the pro-life group had fully assembled, more than 80 people carrying signs opposing any legislation to defund Planned Parenthood had lined Main Street.
Pro-life demonstrators prayed for abortion to end, as pro-choice demonstrators chanted in defense of women's rights.
Amy Rieck was also part of the anti-Planned Parenthood group.
However, US Federal law bars government funding from paying for abortion services except in cases where the woman's life is in danger or if the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, ABC News reports.
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"I really believe women deserve more options than abortion, and it's important to stand up for all women including the unborn as well", added Jessi Engelsma, a protester of Planned Parenthood. They would have nowhere to turn for reproductive health care without Planned Parenthood.
While both sides are passionate about their cause, Harrington says there's more to Planned Parenthood than meets the eye.
Thousands across the country rallied Saturday calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, stripping the organization of all of its federal funding.
"About four percent of our total care that we provide to patients every year is abortion related".
Those at the pro-life rally say there are 172 other options in ME for those patients. "They were the only people who cared".
"My point of view is not to argue one way or another, but to stand behind defunding Planned Parenthood", Hornell resident David Martin explained.