Women protest Delegate Ben Cline's vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood

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LEXINGTON (WSLS 10) - A group of women in Lexington took to the streets Friday to protest a vote by Delegate Ben Cline to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

The group protested right outside Cline's law offices in town.

The protest was organized by a senior at Rockbridge County High School, who says she thinks the reason people want to stop funding Planned Parenthood is because they don't know what the organization offers.

"My big hope is that people get educated on Planned Parenthood and the things it provides, because a lot of people think that it's just an abortion clinic, but actually it provides things like cancer screenings, STD tests, and birth control," said S.J. McDonald.

Cline responded Friday with a statement, saying "I respect our First Amendment and those planning to exercise their right to free speech today outside my Lexington law office... We may not agree on the issue of abortion or whether abortion providers like Planned Parenthood should receive taxpayer dollars. Nevertheless, I am confident we can work together to find solutions to the important issues that women raise with me across the 24th district."