At lunchtime today on South Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, abortion rights activists rallied on the median.
Some were accusing the Pennsylvania Department of Health of complicity in the alleged crimes. Others were calling for a ban on all abortions.
The Obama administration is said to be working toward a compromise on a provision of the health care reform law that requires employer health plans to cover contraceptives. Some religious groups object to the provision.
The Susan G. Komen organization has come in for criticism from liberal groups and lawmakers, after its decision to stop its contributions to Planned Parenthood because of its policy of not funding organizations that are under investigation, the local komen affiliate is concerned about the decision.