Your DGB for today is to go to Planned Parenthood Action Fund, choose at least one of the seven different ways to support Planned Parenthood (PP), and get to work.
We are also asking you to write personal stories of your experience with PP or other women’s clinics and send them to your Senators. We feel this is incredibly important because some of these old, white men have no idea how important PP is to so many Americans, as they have never had to deal with seeking out affordable reproductive care. While sending your personal experience to your senators, forward us a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. We will be compiling all your stories and posting them anonymously on our website. It’s not only imperative for our lawmakers to hear our experiences, it’s also important to share them with the rest of the country.
As if the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was not enough of a threat to women’s health care, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that the GOP plans to defund PP as part of the same reconciliation bill. Many Americans do not support this move, and millions rely on PP for reproductive and other basic health care. On January 6th, Ryan refused the delivery of 87,000 petitions from PP supporters, revealing his unwillingness to hear reason on the topic.
Republicans continue to regurgitate the tired argument about not supporting abortion. Given that federal funds are not used for abortions unless the pregnancy threatens the woman’s life, or was caused by rape or incest, their motives are revealed as the same old disdain for women’s rights and the “feminist agenda.”
This leaves us once again having to defend a woman’s right to low-cost medical care. Support Planned Parenthood and send in your experiences to make it clear you won’t let anyone Grab your reproductive rights.