PORTLAND, Maine — Dozens of anti-abortion activists demanded that the federal government stop funding Planned Parenthood at a protest in Portland on Saturday.

Protests similar to the one in Portland were seen outside roughly 300 Planned Parenthood facilities all over the country.

“God hates the shedding of blood and shedding of innocent blood is happening here at 443 Congress Street,” said Leslie Sneddon, protest organizer.

The protest followed the release of eight videos by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress. The group claims the videos show Planned Parenthood staff talking about selling fetal tissue for profit.

Planned Parenthood argues that the videos are highly edited and not legitimate.

But people are still speaking up.

“There’s no reason for my tax dollars to be paying for criminal activity, and selling human body parts is definitely a criminal activity. I want it investigated,” said Sandy Tillman, who was protesting Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood supporters said the demonstration was borderline harassment.

“When you have to navigate, you know, a seven-foot sidewalk lined on both sides by people who are acting hostile towards you, I don’t think that’s right. I don’t think that’s fair,” said Planned Parenthood volunteer Kaylee Wolfe.

Planned Parenthood officials say government funds shouldn’t be cut, partially because 90 percent of the services the organization offers is preventative care, including cancer screenings and birth control prescriptions.

“Abortion services make up a very small percentage of Planned Parenthood’s overall care provision,” Wolfe said.

Officials also say no federal funds are used for abortions except in limited cases of rape or incest.

Protesters say they won’t back down.

“We would like to see Planned Parenthood of Portland run out of town. We’d like it to be defunded,” Sneddon said.

Members of Congress are calling for an investigation as a result of the released videos. Some states, including New Hampshire, have cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.