Anti-abortion advocates protest outside Planned Parenthood meeting in GI

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Planned Parenthood representatives gathered in Grand Island Thursday for a closed staff meeting and anti-abortion advocates had something to say about it.

Protesters stood outside the building Planned Parenthood met in to share their concerns about their services. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

Dozens of them lined outside the building the meeting was taking place at, making it known they did not want the group opening offices in central Nebraska.

"I believe in the protection of the rights of the unborn and we all human beings were created in the image of God," Protestor Chris Shade said. "So I am here to make a statement to protect the unborn."

Planned Parenthood says they were expecting to see a few protesters, but it wasn't going to stop them from meeting with their supporters.

"The number of folks was a little bit higher than we anticipated, but we have a great group of supporters up there and these are the folks who are really the reason why we are here, folks that support us and really want us to support this community," State Executive Director Andi Curry Grubb said.

They will be meeting again on Friday, but no protests are scheduled for that.