Anti-abortion & pro-abortion protestors gather to demonstrate in Pullman
PULLMAN, WA —
A national day of protest from both sides of a polarizing issue: A woman’s right to abortion.
Local demonstrators rallied Saturday as part of the nationwide protest, hopeful that President Trump’s administration will effect change.
A few dozen people lined up on East Main Street in Pullman beginning at one o’clock in the afternoon. Those in attendance explained they want Planned Parenthood to be defunded because they don’t want tax dollars going toward abortions.
“We don't want to basically ease up, we want to keep up the pressure,” said Elizabeth Dickson, protest organizer. “We want to continue to make our voices known and let politicians, and just everyone out here, this is just not about politics, know that we're trying to give a voice to those who don't have any.”
In a statement released by the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, Karl Eastlund said in part, “The care we provide isn’t about politics, it’s about their well-being, and we remain focused on ensuring our patients are able to access the health care we provide in a safe and caring environment.”