Zak Kirwood ’12 writes in:
…Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to bar Planned Parenthood from 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. We are fighting back this week when our legislators return to their home districts, and when the vote heads to the U.S. Senate next week.
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 Planned Parenthood and with the three million women, men, and teens we serve, who are now at risk of losing access to basic care.
Join us on Saturday at 4pm to show your support for Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health during this critical time! We must come together with our voices, our strength and our steadfast support for Planned Parenthood and show our legislators how important Planned Parenthood is to our lives and to the Reproductive Justice Movement!
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Judy Tabar, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Date: Saturday, 26th of February
Time: 4 – 6 in the PM
Location: Exley Science Center 150