Tag Archives: Planned Parenthood

I get my pap smears at Walgreens

12 Apr

I saw Colbert’s coverage of Planned Parenthood attacks, both from Jon Kyl and Fox and Friends, last night and it was too great to not share.

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Lovers/Haters: Kansas and Senate

11 Mar

Per usual, there has been more hate than love for women going around lately – here’s the tops for this week.

There has been a lot of hate going on lately, especially surrounding abortion. Here’s one that I thought was particularly ridiculous:

Haters: Kansas

Kansas “Mega Bill” Would Deny Non-Profit Status to Abortion Providers

On National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, no less. Seriously? Anti-choicers, can’t you just go away?? That’s just ridiculous. You look at one thing that you don’t agree with and so obviously the entire organization must be punished. Planned Parenthood provides some abortions – well, that means that their years of providing low-income women with pap smears, birth control, and education is a waste! Sinners! A nonprofit hospital provides an abortion – forget about their life-saving surgeries and years of caring for sick! Hellfire for them!

Shut up. Seriously, just shut up.

Thankfully (yes, I saved the better for last)…

Lovers: U.S. Senate

Senate Blocks Anti-Choice Push; States Keep It Up

I’m not going to lie – I was a teensy bit worried that the Senate wouldn’t come through on this for us. I thought they would, but the fear was there. I don’t think I need to say what could have happened if the bill had passed. I’ll let Nancy Keenan of NARAL speak for me:

“We commend fair-minded senators for rejecting the anti-choice House leadership’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and dismantle the nation’s family-planning centers,” said Nancy Keenan, president of the Washington-based NARAL Pro-Choice America, in a press statement following news of the vote.

We do, too! Thank you, Senate!!

Anti-choice legislation is still being pushed in many, many states. And let’s not forget that the budget STILL hasn’t been settled, so funds could still be eliminated. Our work is certainly not done. Let’s make sure that we continue to support women!

I stand with Planned Parenthood

25 Feb

I stand with Planned Parenthood because they were one of the first organizations that had absolutely zero judgment about a poor female student in her early 20s who wanted birth control, who didn’t have a steady boyfriend but wanted to be cautious, who wanted to explore her sexuality without worrying about pregnancy issues. A couple of years down the road, the nurse asked if I wanted any Plan B pills (which can cost anywhere between $30-60 for one pack) when I picked up my birth control pills and she didn’t blink when I decided it would be smart to have some on hand and said yes.

I have always been treated with the utmost respect at Planned Parenthood, and it is obvious that it’s because they trust me as a woman to know what is best for me reproductively. I know that if I ever became pregnant and didn’t want to continue with the pregnancy, they would offer a safe, judge-free option. I know that if I never become pregnant, they offer that space to other women. I know that beyond abortion rights, they offer free or inexpensive birth control and education to allow women to make smart choices about their bodies.

I stand with Planned Parenthood because they believe in women.