Planned Parenthood clinics are critical providers of care for people seeking reproductive healthcare, and in particular, the people who call abortion funds every day. Countless individuals who need help paying for abortion care rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for safe and affordable abortions, contraceptives, and cancer screenings. For many, Planned Parenthood provides the only healthcare check-ups they are able to afford. We understand that a threat to Planned Parenthood is a threat to abortion access, period. We must speak up for everyone’s right to get the care they need. Take action and #StandwithPP.
We know that anti-abortion forces have orchestrated this campaign to push a harmful narrative that could result in fewer clinics across the United States. Planned Parenthood is a trusted and necessary part of our reproductive healthcare system. A world without Planned Parenthood is a world in which those we serve — women, people of color, people with low incomes, youth, immigrants, transgender people, and all who face barriers to all healthcare services — are unjustly denied the life-saving and empowering services they deserve.
We Need Your Help.
We need you to lift your voice with us by doing as many of the following actions as you can. Here’s how you can help:
1) Tell Congress you stand with Planned Parenthood through their online petition.
2) Call your Senators immediately at the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121. You will need to call one, hang up, and call back to contact your second Senator. Tell them you stand with Planned Parenthood. They may be a vote to defund soon, and they need to hear from you now.
3) Share your story on social media. Use #StandwithPP on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and your other social media accounts to tell people about the compassionate care you’ve received, about how pivotal Planned Parenthood is, or has been, to your reproductive options, and why you’ll continue to support us fight. Use the picture above to change your user pictures in solidarity.
4) Email a friend. Planned Parenthood is critical to people of all political parties, regions, and beliefs and we need a strong showing of support. Send this page to a friend, family member, or other member of your network, and continue to have conversations about why access to affordable reproductive healthcare options must be available for us all.
Read More About This Dishonest Attack on Planned Parenthood:
5 Lies About the Latest Smear Video: fact checking from Planned Parenthood.
Network of Lies: Infographic from RH Reality Check about who is really behind those videos, and who is benefiting.
The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood: The New York Times Editorial Board weighs in strongly against the dishonest campaign.
How The Right Wing Manufactures the Perfect “Scandal”: Robin Marty writes about the real goal behind the video: discrediting Planned Parenthood, and taking away their grassroots power before the 2016 election.
The Planned Parenthood Attack Hurts Black Women in Particular: From our new Policy Representative, Renee Bracey Sherman.