HOUSTON, Tx – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is testifying before Congress. The hearing comes on the heels of activists releasing anti-abortion videos appearing to show officials from the group selling fetal tissue.
“At Planned Parenthood, we believe that women should be able to make their own decisions about their pregnancies and their futures," said Richards.
As the future of the organization plays out on Capitol Hill, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll says Americans support Planned Parenthood by more than 2-1.
But of course it's divisive. Today more than 200 so-called national "Pink Out Day" events took place across the country to support the organization, while the other side of the issue was generally right on the other side of the street.
“Women should not be political pawns, this is not something that theology or politics should play in to,” said Elizabeth Gates of Houston.
A woman only identified as Theresa who stood with the Houston Coalition for Life across the street from Gates said: “we are here to let girls know there are other alternatives to abortion, and that abortion is very harmful for them and their child because it tears their child apart."