Dueling Demonstrations Saturday in Central Illinois

Peaceful Groups expected to gather in both Bloomington and Peoria

Activists in Central Illinois are raising awareness about their views on Planned Parenthood.

This Saturday, there will be a pro-life protest planned in front of Planned Parenthood in Peoria.

A rally in support of the organization will take place in Bloomington. The group will march for the organization and all of the service it offers, from the McLean County History Museum to Lincoln Park downtown.

We asked organizers from both sides why they're hitting the streets.

Pro-life protest organizer Lisa Andresen told us,  "To make a statement nationally and locally to our new administration, that we no longer want our money going to be what we believe is a corrupt umm organization."

Pro-choice protest organizer Melle Hany explained that she wants, "To show that there are alternative perspectives on the planned parenthood situation and that not everybody is as vocal about supporting them but we definitely think that they need to be defended."

Both protests go from 10 until 2.


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