August 3, 2015
Later today, the Senate is scheduled to vote to defund Planned Parenthood. For nearly 100 years millions of women, men, and young people have depended on Planned Parenthood for lifesaving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, education and high-quality, judgment-free health care.
This legislation is being driven by the outrageous and shady actions of an extremist group seeking to create scandal and panic where none exists.
We’re not fooled. These are the same extreme political motivations behind the continuous attempts to restrict access to reproductive health services and science-based sex education.
Their real agenda is broader than shutting down Planned Parenthood and banning abortion. They want to limit information and education on sexual health through misinformation and subterfuge. Because ultimately they don’t trust women or young people to have the sexual health information they need to make their own decisions.
We won’t stand for it. But we stand with Planned Parenthood and ask you to stand with them too.