Nine people, including four children, protesting as part of an anti-abortion group were arrested Thursday morning after attempting to enter the Planned Parenthood site south of Fort Myers.
According to Planned Parenthood, the team attempted to enter the medical center at 6418 Commerce Park Drive and blocked the patient’s entrance.
Protesters say it’s like any other day. One person calls Planned Parenthood the “Murder Factory,” but that kind of language is not uncommon.
The woman who runs the medical center told WINK News that she thinks what made Thursday different is what was happening in Tallahassee that afternoon.
Dr. Nixon Cesar, Principal Pastor at the Christian Faith Fellowship, said, “Aborting abortion is a civil right and we have a responsibility, obligation, morally, and spiritually to oppose it and come forward. declare.”
“We have never let them actually encroach on our property and threaten our employees in that way,” said Stephanie Fraim, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood SWFL. And indeed, they rounded up our patients to prevent them from coming in. “
Fraim added: “I would imagine that giving the annual bill or the annual bill, introduced today, could certainly encourage some people to increase violence to prevent people from getting it. the care they need.
Apparently there was no violence to the protest, according to the sheriff’s office.
The House Medical Appropriations Committee will pass House Bill 5 on Thursday, which, if passed, would ban abortions in Florida after 15 weeks.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed five adults were arrested and four minors were notified to appear in court.
The president of Planned Parenthood SWFL says her organization and the protesters have one important thing in common – freedom.
They have the freedom to protest peacefully. And she fears lawmakers are well on their way to eliminating women’s freedom of choice.
Planned Parenthood’s SWFL Center is back up and running.
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