Celebrities and Politicians #StandWithPlannedParenthood
It's been a rough summer for Planned Parenthood. First, a series of heavily edited smear videos were released claiming that the organization profits off of "black market baby parts" and illicit uses of fetal tissue collected during surgical abortions. Now it's threatened with losing all federal funding, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced his intention to "fast-track" a bill to de-fund PP as early as next week. And on Wednesday, the group's website was hacked. Can this organization, which is so fundamentally dedicated to providing women (and men) with a safe place to maintain their sexual health, catch a break?
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) July 29, 2015
Most of the country thinks so: Nearly 66 percent of Americans believe that Planned Parenthood should not be defunded according to a recent poll. If you stand for women's reproductive health, and believe that anyone should have access to STI/STD testing and counseling, contraception, abortion, breast cancer screenings, and Pap smears, then you too can #StandWithPlannedParenthood. The organization's website (as of Thursday morning) is still down, but you can show your support by using the hashtag or making a donation to your local PP chapter.
Judging from some of the awesome women who have already joined the #StandWithPlannedParenthood campaign, you'll be in great company.
— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) July 29, 2015
— Felicity Huffman (@FelicityHuffman) July 30, 2015
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 28, 2015
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 28, 2015
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 27, 2015
— We Are BWHI (@blkwomenshealth) July 24, 2015
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