A 20-year-old woman from Brownsville, Texas is in her sixth day of protest at the Governor's Mansion.
She's protesting a proposed measure in the state budget that would cut cancer screening funding from Planned Parenthood.
On Monday, cancer survivors who have benefited from the program joined her.
Many survivors have benefitted from Planned Paretnhood's breast and cervical cancer screenings for low-income, uninsured women. This budget provision would block any clinics affiliated with an abortion provider from getting that money, effectively eliminating Planned Parenthood altogether.
Organizers say partisan disagreements over abortion shouldn't get in the way of people getting treatment for something like cancer.
"Planned Parenthood provides health care to people of low income, women of color and things like that," said Sadie Hernandez, a women's health advocate. "Planned Parenthood is in all counties and a lot of cities, so excluding them from this program excludes so many women out of critical health care.
Last year, about one of every 10 women in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program was treated at a Planned Parenthood.