By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local supporters of Planned Parenthood supported the agency with a lunchtime rally outside its Locust Street headquarters.READ MORE: 2 Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officers Robbed At Gunpoint In Oxford Circle
About 200 people, mostly women in pink tee shirts, chanted and clapped in the hopes that Congress would hear their message: don’t defund Planned Parenthood.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Center City Hit-And-Run Leaves Woman In Critical Condition, Police Say
“We’re encouraging people to write letter to their state legislators and to Congress, to push back against the attempts to attack Planned Parenthood and defund those critical services that we provide,” said local CEO Dayle Steinberg.MORE NEWS: 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
Including STD testing and cancer screenings. She says only 5 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions, and no public money pays for them.