Huge crowds turned up outside Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide Saturday, including a crowd of thousands in St. Paul. They are taking part in a protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the health-care organization.
Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.
A water system designed to bring high-quality, purified water to rural parts of three states will get an additional $5.2 million in federal funding. South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday that the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System would get additional money from the Bureau of Reclamation.
PBS anchor Jim Lehrer told public broadcasters Tuesday that they must continue to defend their federal funding and raise more money to meet an increasing need for serious journalism as commercial newspapers and broadcasters see declines.