ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Anti-abortion activists rallied outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul on Wednesday, calling for the governor and lawmakers to investigate Planned Parenthood and stop funding the organization.
This rally comes in the wake of recent controversy for Planned Parenthood. The call to defund the organization has been going on for months after undercover videos that claim to show Planned Parenthood selling fetal parts for research.
The rally in St. Paul comes on the heels of a new video that mentions Minnesota as a state where fetal tissue is being collected. Planned Parenthood has repeatedly said the videos are heavily edited and distorted, and that the activists' agenda has always remained the same: to deny women access to abortion.
Pro-life activists at the rally called yet again on Gov. Mark Dayton to investigate Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and to cut state funding. The Minnesota chapter claims it has never had a fetal donation program.
"There is really no other business in the state of Minnesota that has no oversight whatsoever but for some reason we don't these organizations,” state Rep. Kathy Lohmer (R-Stillwater) said.
Although Planned Parenthood of Minnesota says they don't do fetal donation, they still fully support it, saying it is essential for developing vaccines and other important medical research.