Protesters in St. Paul call on Gov. Dayton to defund Planned Parenthood
More than 500 abortion opponents demonstrated at the governor’s residence in St. Paul on Wednesday, demanding that Mark Dayton investigate Planned Parenthood and calling for legislators to defund the organization.
Summit Avenue traffic was blocked from 4 to 6 p.m. as protesters gathered, condemning abortion and Planned Parenthood’s purported sale of fetal tissue to medical researchers, a practice that the organization says has been distorted by opponents.
“God has a plan for every baby conceived and born,” said the Rev. Timothy Vang, of the Hmong American Church. “Selling the body parts of babies is morally wrong. No argument can make it right.”