SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of protesters on Saturday stood in front of the Planned Parenthood facility on Babcock Road, waving signs against abortion and calling for Planned Parenthood’s defunding.
No public funding in Texas is used for abortions, but Republican nationwide have sought to weaken Planned Parenthood by cutting funding because the organization offers abortions.
“Let Planned Parenthood do what they want. We don't have to pay for it. We don't have to participate,” said Mike Knuffke, San Antonio Family Association Board member.
Across the street, only three people counter protested.
"There's not a lot of supporters here, but we’re here to make a stand and say, 'Support Planned Parenthood,” a counter-protester said.
There were more supporters of the organization several miles away at a pro-Planned Parenthood demonstration on West Commerce. An organizer said they wanted to show their support for the organization. However, Planned Parenthood had asked them not to demonstrate at the facility because of concerns that it would negatively affect the people who use it.