Friday, February 18, 2011

This is just too much

From Planned Parenthood:
The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care.

It is the most dangerous legislative assault in our history, and it cannot go unanswered. We — Planned Parenthood and the three million women, men, and teens who are at risk of losing access to basic care — need you to stand united with us now.

Sign our open letter to every single representative in the House who voted for this cruel, unconscionable, unthinkable law, and to every senator who still has a chance to stop it.
This is just appalling. Please sign this open letter to Congress. Planned Parenthood performs a service that no other health agency in the United States provides. Here is a wonderful, long, personal essay on why Planned Parenthood matters. There are very few places young women, queer women and poor women can go to get non-judgmental, potentially life-saving care.

See the graphic below. It cannot be reproduced enough times. Planned Parenthood prevents far more unwanted or unsafe pregnancies than they terminate.

Our government funds so many stupid and unnecessary things. This isn't one of them. Please call your senator and congressperson and make your feelings known.

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