Women Protest Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg Over Proposed Planned Parenthood Cuts

GREAT FALLS, Montana — A handful of women defended Planned Parenthood outside a Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) town hall late Friday, protesting the congressman’s push to defund the women’s health organization. “Congressman Rehberg is trying to take away my essential rights as a woman,” one of the activists, Andrea Spake, told ThinkProgress. “Planned Parenthood helps low-income women like me get health care.” Another woman, Melissa Smylie, felt betrayed. “Everyone should have access to preventative health care, whether they’re rich, poor, military or civilian.”