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Des Moines Residents Take Part in National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood

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DES MOINES, Iowa – On the national day of protest against Planned Parenthood Saturday, more than 100 people in Des Moines took part in the protest along Army Post Road.

The protest came after several videos were released alleging the nonprofit group is making money off the sale of fetal tissue.

Many Republican presidential candidates say the organization should be defunded, and the protesters at Saturday’s event agree.

“I feel like this is a bipartisan issue it`s not a pro-choice, pro-life thing. It`s a human decency thing,” said protester Kelsey Kurtinitis. “There is a line in the sand, which side are you on. There is a quote that says silence in the face of evil is evil itself and so I just decided I can’t be silent and I think that`s how a lot of these people felt today.”

Planned Parenthood says it donates the tissue for research and receives only reimbursements, which is legal.

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