Don’t Just Turn Pink: Four Ways You Can Help Planned Parenthood

October 11, 2015 by islandersvoice1

r-PLANNED-PARENTHOOD-FEDERAL-BUDGET-large570-1Planned Parenthood is under attack, and if it’s going to continue to offer much-needed services for reproductive health and birth control to millions of Americans, we all need to step up.

So take a few moments out of your day right now to read this excellent piece by Dani McClain in The Nation, and then follow through with her four suggestions of what you can do to back Planned Parenthood:

Last week, anyone who hadn’t already been following the latest attacks on Planned Parenthood was jolted to attention as the organization’s president, Cecile Richards, went before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Over the course of the five-hour hearing, far-right committee members continued their dishonest and illogical claims about the organization in an effort to bolster their case that the federal government should “defund” Planned Parenthood, or stop the $500 million in Medicaid reimbursements that the organization currently receives for health services such as testing for sexually transmitted infections and providing birth control.

Read the complete article at: http://www.thenation.com/article/four-ways-you-can-support-planned-parenthood-right-now/

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