Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood vs. The World

If you've checked in with the internet at all recently, you've probably seen the depressing news that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has entirely cut its grant money to Planned Parenthood.  This means Planned Parenthood needs to make up the difference of about $680,000 that it otherwise would have received from the foundation to provide breast exams and mammogram referrals.  You can read the full story about why Komen is aligning itself with anti-choice lobbyists here. If you're as outraged as I am by this news, here are a few things you can do to take action:   

  • Consider giving money directly to Planned Parenthood to help make up for lost funds, you can do that here.

  • This website lists additional ways to support women's access to cancer screenings and healthcare that are pro-woman and pro-choice.

  • And if you're not able to donate any funds at this time, you can show your support for Planned Parenthood by signing this petition to Komen and this letter to anti-choice policymakers at large.

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