BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hundreds of men marched from Planned Parenthood in Allston to the State House at Boston Common to denounce abortion on Saturday afternoon.
Participants in the National Men's March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood gathered at 11:30 A.M to begin their march. At 2 P.M they began protesting at the Massachusetts State House where they were met with a counter-pro-choice protest.
The National Men's March protested based on the idea that men have a role to play in the pro-life movement and acknowledge that many women who contemplate abortion have been driven to it by men, according to National Catholic Register.
"Abortion is healthcare," one protestor yelled from the State House steps. The Mass Feminist Struggle Committee had a counter-demonstration to defend women's right to abortion.
"Let us be truly understanding the choice that is before us as men and make that choice on this march today that we are going to make a new resolve and do more than we have ever done before going forth from here today," one protestor yelled.
"When abortion rights are under attack what do we do? Stand up fight back," the Mass Feminist Struggle Committee shouted back.
While there was yelling from both sides, the protest remained peaceful.
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