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Planned Parenthood has a tantrum in Michigan, adopts Union protest tactics

Posted in Planned Parenthood Unions with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by saynsumthn

June 12, 2012

In a Michigan Legislature where nearly two-thirds of the lawmakers are endorsed by Right to Life, opponents of a sweeping package of bills aimed at restricting and regulating abortions worked to make their presence known Tuesday.

Demonstrators connected with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and other groups rallied at the Capitol and some of them ringed the building’s rotunda. The pink-attired crowd clapped and shouted “this is our house” while waiting for House lawmakers to settle in for an afternoon session. (See video below)

At least twice, demonstrators were removed from the House balcony after shouting about provisions in the bill down toward the House floor.

Where have we heard this chant “THIS IS OUR HOUSE” this before?

Michigan UNIONS protests the Emergency Financial Manager Bill in the legislature at the State Capitol Building on March 8, 2011

Hundreds of opponents angered by bills that would give broad new powers to emergency financial managers crowded into Michigan’s Capitol rotunda on Tuesday, chanting loud enough to be heard in the Senate where the bills were being considered.

“We are the union, the mighty, mighty union,” chanted the protesters, which included many firefighters and other unionized workers. More than 1,000 rallied outside the Capitol to show their opposition to the bills.

Rally at Statehouse Columbus Ohio to Kill Senate Bill 5 on 2-22-2011-Union anger reached its highest pitch on legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining for more than 35,000 state workers and 20,000 college employees.

March 1, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Union supporters and protesters are locked out of the Wisconsin state capitol building. This peaceful protest fuels the movement for workers’ rights, free speech and democracy.