The Briefing: Anti-abortion group to protest outside Planned Parenthood

Protest Planned Parenthood will host a rally outside of Columbia’s Planned Parenthood location at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The rally is connected to other protests taking place across the nation on the same day. The group’s website says it hopes for “an end to Planned Parenthood’s massive government subsidy, and an end to abortion in our country.”

Starting 30 minutes before the other rally, the Missouri Capitol Women’s Caucus will hold a support rally at the same location.

“The pro-life groups who oppose Planned Parenthood are staging a protest to defund the organization,” the event description states. “WE intend to have a little fun ourselves.”

Another anti-abortion group, Students for Life of America, is hosting a display at the Student Center on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump vowed throughout his campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. The same proposed budget bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act would also strip federal funding from the organization.

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