LOOK: The “Defund Planned Parenthood” rally proceeded without too much conflict

“This is a spiritual war, but it has a physical dimension,” said Tom Uebbing, a pro-life activist who helped organize the event.

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Pro-life activist Tom Uebbing bows his head as Father John Paul Leyba leads a prayer. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Tom Eubbing bows his head as Father John Paul Leyba leads a prayer at a "Defund Planned Parenthood" rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A rally of about 200 anti-abortion activists proceeded through their agenda without much ruckus today outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, though a group of 10-15 counter protesters sparked a few arguments toward the end.

Pro-life activist Tom Uebbing bows his head as Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Tom Eubbing bows his head as Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This event was part of a national movement of such protests today. The #ProtestPP website listed 227 other events across the nation (and one in the U.K.). It was sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League.

Supporters prayed and cheered for an end to what they say is infanticide.

A protester closes her eyes in prayer. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

A protester closes her eyes in prayer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

“This is a spiritual war, but it has a physical dimension,” said Tom Eubbing, who helped organize the event.

Bethany Janzen, Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator for Students for Life, addressed the crowd in support of “alternative” options to Planned Parenthood, federally qualified health centers that she says offer more services and not abortion. These centers operate on reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid, as does Planned Parenthood.

Literature handed out at the event says Planned Parenthood is “the nation’s largest abortion chain” and a “corrupt organization” that has been caught “shielding child predators” and “exaggerates their role in women’s healthcare.”

Brenda C. (right), a counter protester yells at a pro-life rallier. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Brenda C. (right), a counter protester yells at a "Defund Planned Parenthood" rallier. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

What conflict that did arise between opposing protesters seemed to reveal similar sentiments on both sides.

Jason Metter, who was picketing with a group from Denver Socialists, yelled, “You’re hurting people!”

Police occupied the street that divided opposing protesters. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Police occupied the street that divided opposing protesters. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Anti-Planned Parenthood protestors who strayed from the main stage toward Metter were heard yelling back, “You don’t have to kill them!”

Brenda C., a counter protester, yelled that “white privilege” was blinding anti-abortion activists from seeing that their policies hurt marginalized communities who would be burdened by accidental pregnancy.

There were about 200 people in attendance at the "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

There were about 200 people in attendance. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There were about 200 people in attendance at the "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

There were about 200 people in attendance. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam cycling team prays with rosaries as they regularly do here outside of Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, this time during a "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

The Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam cycling team prays with rosaries as they regularly do here outside of Planned Parenthood of the Rockies. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer during a "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Rev. Andre Mahanna leads a prayer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Someone watches the "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally from a nearby hotel. Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Someone watches the rally from a nearby hotel. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Bethany Janzen speaks during a "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Bethany Janzen addresses the crowd. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jeff McNamara, the "flag guy," does his thing. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Jeff McNamara, the "flag guy," does his thing. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A bottle of holy water on stage. A "Defund Planned Parenthood" Rally outside Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

A bottle of holy water on stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Protesters hold up signs toward Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, Feb. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  abortion; pro life; planned parenthood; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; copolitics; politics;

Protesters hold up signs toward Planned Parenthood of the Rockies. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)