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The money deferred from the Planned Parenthood clinics will be directed toward county-sponsored health departments that do not offer abortion services. The approved budget only further burdens North Carolinian women already saddled with a host of anti-choice legislation, ranging from abortion refusal clauses for doctors, nurses and health care facilities to denying low-income women state medical assistance for elective abortion procedures.
Conservatives are always going on about how liberals take attention away from issues like the economy and focus too much on LGBT rights, women’s rights, etc., but they are the ones that spend all of their time and energy on trying to take our rights away, from reproductive rights to the right to marry.
I don’t understand how they think taking funding away from Planned Parenthood, which provides important services (not just abortions) to low-income and uninsured women, is going to do any good. I just don’t understand it.
House Republicans in Ohio are going to take a swing at moving federal dollars away from health provider Planned Parenthood. But don’t call it a “defunding Planned Parenthood” bill. Instead, call it a “fund everyone but Planned Parenthood first” bill.
Hey, hey! I was wondering if you or any of your lovely followers knew if PP sends people mail when they donate via the website. I was hoping to donate but I'm in a bit of a situation where I can't receive mail from them at my home address. Thanks for any help!
Thanks for your question! I did a little searching for this one, and came across this:
If you make an online donation to us, your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases, and you will be contacted about other Planned Parenthood activities, news, and/or fundraising campaigns
Unfortunately, I don’t see a way to opt out of their physical mailing list. If you have a center in your area, however, I know you can make an in-person donation with no address needed. I hope this helps, and I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer for you! If any of our followers have any additional advice, feel free to submit it. - Jenni
Remember a week ago when Mississippi, the most conservative state in the country, rejected a state level “personhood” amendment? Well today we have video that shows Rick Perry supports a FEDERAL personhood constitutional amendment. Isn’t this type of anti-birth control extremism isn’t just a wee bit hypocritical coming from a man with a vasectomy???
Oh, hey, look. Once again, it’s not about protecting a fetus, it’s about punishing people who can get pregnant.
An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to one of Indiana’s Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.
The group took down the girl’s confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their “other office” (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The “crisis pregnancy center” had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will.
The “crisis pregnancy center” staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl’s home and calling her father’s workplace. Planned Parenthood’s clinic director reports that the girl was “scared to death to leave her house.” They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.
The anti-choice movement is setting up these “crisis pregnancy centers” across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What’s more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They’re being funded by our tax dollars.
[Emphasis mine. Hear that folks? We are funding terrorists with our tax dollars. The fact that this is legal is absolutely mind-blowing. And when we dare complain, they cry about how they’re being persecuted and censored unfairly, and we’re infringing on their freedom of speech. No, just no. This should not be fucking allowed.]
I have been working with Planned Parenthood for a little over four years now. I started as a teen volunteer with the education branch, peer-educating teens in my county on STIs, Birth Control, Dating Violence, and Teen Parenting. Throughout my work with the Teen Council, I became interested in the political branch of Planned Parenthood. I started volunteering with the Public Affairs department, tabling at events and calling voters to let them know about pro-choice legislation/candidates. Through this simple work I was nominated to fly to Washington D.C. to lobby with Planned Parenthood and attend a public policy conference. Even then, I continued my work as a devoted activist and eventually worked my way up to my current internship with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest.
No matter what I am doing with Planned Parenthood, whether its going in for an exam or working with other volunteers to ensure the voice of women is heard in our capitals, they never waiver in their positive, helpful ways. Every single person I have met through Planned Parenthood has been wonderful. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, inclusive, fun, and all around awesome. Without their support, I would have never realized my love for all things politics. Without their welcoming attitude, I would have felt forever secluded from reproductive rights as a lesbian. Without their passion for women, I would have never experienced the amazing things that I have in the last four years.
To any person who opposes Planned Parenthood and what they do for women, I have one thing and one thing only to say to you: Bring it.