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The Insane Reason Why Planned Parenthood Is About To Be Shut Down 

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Feb 18, 2011
I'm truly shocked by what happened just moments ago in the House of Representatives. They voted to bar Planned Parenthood from all federal funding.

Millions of women, men and children who depend on Planned Parenthood will be deprived of basic health care, if the right-wing Republicans get their way in the Senate, too. 
It's simply outrageous. Give all the support possible to Planned Parenthood. Tell your Senators, no way!

Don Hazen
Executive Editor, AlterNet

I Stand With Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood

URGENT MESSAGE FROM: Cecile Richards, President 
Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

Minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding for any purpose whatsoever. That means no funding to Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other essential care. 

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

We've drafted an open letter to every single representative in the House who voted for this cruel, unconscionable, unthinkable bill, and to every senator who still has a chance to stop it. Will you sign it — and share it right now?

To the members of the House of Representatives who voted for the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1:How could you? 

How could you betray millions of women — and men, and teens — who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic health care? 

How could you condemn countless women in this country to undiagnosed cancer, unintended pregnancies, and untreated illnesses? 

Your vote was not only against those who seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers, but against every one of us who has ever sought care there, and against every one of us who knows that when we are healthy, when we are in charge of our lives, we thrive. 

It was a vote against me.To every senator who will soon consider this legislation:I stand with Planned Parenthood to say to you: STOP THIS. 

I stand with Planned Parenthood and the hundreds of thousands of people from every walk of life and every corner of this country who join me in signing this letter to tell you that we will fight this bill and we expect you to do the same. 

I stand with and for the millions of women, men, and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood, and I expect you to do the same.To every member of Congress, know that we stand together today against this outrageous assault, and together we will not lose.Sign The LetterThis fight will continue next week when our legislators return to their home districts, and when the vote heads to the U.S. Senate the following week. Your voice, your strength, and your unwavering support are absolutely critical, now and in the weeks ahead. I am so glad to know you are with us during this very challenging time.Sincerely, 

Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
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Dec 10, 2010


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