Kennewick Is One of 179 Cities Where Anti-Abortion Protesters Are On Site For 40 Days
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Pro-Life Protesters were gathered outside of Planned Parenthood in Kennewick Tuesday night.
The national group, 40 Days For Life has a chapter in the Tri-Cities. From September 24th until November 2nd they plan to have protesters at abortion clinics around the clock for 40 days.
Across the country there are protests happening in 179 cities including Kennewick.
Leaders told KNDU that some of the protesters stood in the rain Monday night.
Local Leader Margaret Dulaney said, "We want to stand up and pray and fast so that the truth be known that abortion hurts women and that there are other alternatives to abortion. There is help."
Planned Parenthood Leaders released a statement on Tuesday stating that these protests are aimed at intimidating and harassing workers and patients seeking basic health care services.
Planned Parenthood "invites these protesters to work with them to increase access to affordable birth control and comprehensive sexuality education programs".
Planned Parenthood has created a fundraising effort called Pledge-A-Protester. They want people to pledge money for each day the protesters are on site. They will then inform the protesters how much money has been raised for each day they picket.