Anti-Abortion Protests Spur Dueling Rallies Locally, Nationwide

WEST MICHIGAN — At least two of 200 planned protests against federal funding for Planned Parenthood took place Saturday in West Michigan.

'Grand Rapids Right to Life' sponsored a rally outside the Planned Parenthood at 425 Cherry Street SE in Grand Rapids from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Hundreds of people with ProKzoo rallied in support of the Planned Parenthood: Kalamazoo Health Center on 4201 W. Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo. ProKzoo organizer Jennifer Strebs says more than a 1000 people showed up.

The events were just two of the 200 rallies coordinated by anti-abortion and pro-choice activists nationwide by #ProtestPP Coalition on Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but in some cities counter-protests dwarfed the demonstrations.