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Defund Planned Parenthood Continues To Trigger Nationwide Protests

By Jose Paolo Calcetas , Jan 31, 2017 09:05 AM EST

The new Trump administration is facing another challenge to its new administration. The Defund Planned Parenthood (PP) demonstration sentiment spreads like wildfire across the nation. More than 130 Planned Parenthood health centers have attracted more protesters who share their cause. On the other hand, they have also triggered the grievances of other anti-abortion people to join the rally they are organizing their own demonstration set on Feb. 11.

According to pro-life protesters, the pro-choice should change the name of their cause. From “Defund PP,” the group suggests to make it “Defend PP.” This, according to pro-life sectors, describes more appropriately what their nemesis has been fighting for.

Eric Scheidler, spokesperson for the Pro-Life Action League and organizer of the rally, said that they “got slammed” with emails from pro-choice people. He further added that it took their group to figure out what happened, and how they will respond to it, Huffington Post reports.

He also related that they were getting messages from people saying who even suggest that they should change the website name. Scheidler reiterated that the rally’s purpose is to propel the effort of legislators in defunding Planned Parenthood as it repealed the Affordable Care Act.

According to Planned Parenthood, the organization turned 100 in October 2016. It was founded on the revolutionary idea that “women should have the information” and “care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams.” Today, the organization stands as a trusted health care provider.

Planned Parenthood has been facing many challenges in the past few months. In Texas, a lawsuit was filed last Friday after the state decided to cut off funding on abortion services. As a counteract, PP requested U.S. Attorney Sam Sparks to block Texas from diminishing the Medicaid funding of health services which could potentially take a toll on the lives of more than 11,000 low income women annually.

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