Protesters who want to defund Planned Parenthood plan to rally in Meridian Saturday as part of a national event, according to a Protest Planned Parenthood press release.
A similar protest in August was held to draw attention to the edited videos shot by an anti-abortion group featuring Planned Parenthood officials discussing the use of fetal tissue for medical research. Fetal tissue donation programs are legal.
The issue has been a hot topic politically, as some lawmakers seek to cease funding the organization that provides reproductive health care to low-income women. Some Idaho lawmakers are also trying to pull away funds at the state level.