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Petition to Protect Womens Health “I Stand With Planned Parenthood”

 Stand with Planned Parenthood!

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

One million people standing with Planned Parenthood?More than 700,000 people — including YOU — have already signed our open letter. One million are within our reach.   

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Dear Reader,
 
They didn’t just underestimate us. They underestimated you.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Since the vote on February 18, more than 700,000 women and men have signed an open letter to stand with Planned Parenthood against these outrageous attacks. Unbelievable! We’ve made an impact. And, as the Senate considers its course on this legislation, we have the chance to make an even bigger impact. We have a chance to stop it — but we need your help.

 

 

  

 

 

 

We’ve gotten this far because people like you took a minute to chat with friends, to persuade family, to share a story and link. And we’re going to reach one million because you keep on going. Your passion, your commitment, your words — they are the engine that is driving this movement and they are what will get us to one million. Take a moment now, even if you’ve already done so, to spread the word.

 

First, copy and paste this note into an e-mail or your Facebook status update:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Did you hear? The House voted to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funding. They cut funding for HIV tests, cancer screenings, birth control, and more, putting millions of women and families at risk. It’s time for you and me to stand with Planned Parenthood. Sign the open letter to the reps who voted for this bill — and to the senators who still have a chance to stop it.
http://www.IStandWithPlannedParenthood.org

Then, share this link on Twitter, on your blog, on the “Away” notice on your instant message service, and everywhere that people who care about Planned Parenthood and women’s health might see it:
http://www.IStandWithPlannedParenthood.org
 
I’m hearing stories from grandmothers who were patients at Planned Parenthood health centers 50 years ago — and who took their daughters and granddaughters to seek care with Planned Parenthood during their teen years. I’m hearing young women speak loudly and confidently to protect their own access to care. I’m seeing — the nation is seeing — just how much Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us matter to our supporters.

 

 

  

 

 

 

That’s why I know we can reach one million signers to our open letter — we have you. Take a minute now to spread the word, far and wide.

 

Supporters like you truly are the heart and soul of this organization. I can’t tell you what an enormous difference your unwavering dedication makes right now for Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us. Thank you for standing with us.

  

 

 

 

 

 

In my years working with Planned Parenthood, I’ve never seen so many people so ready to fight for women’s health. The messages of support, the rallies, the calls, the signs, the photographs, the videos — you have done so very much for us and with us. We are truly awed by your commitment. Thank you.

 

When anti-choice members of Congress voted to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funding, they thought they’d won. But — they were wrong. So very wrong.

 

 

 

Sincerely,
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America   

P.S. Did you know that one in five American women has been to a Planned Parenthood health center in her lifetime? Not to mention all the men! If you’re one of us, once you’ve signed the letter please also Raise Your Hand and help us be seen and heard!

Planned Parenthood Federation of America visit plannedparenthood.org

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10 responses

  1. Terrance H.

    How interesting that someone who supports the slaughter of children would have, as her avatar, a child. I wonder if you plan to tell that child that you’ve helped slaughter a substantial number of his generation.

    You’re a pig.

    March 3, 2011 at 6:58 am

    • What I support is the right for women and men the ability to choose when and if they are going to have a child. I support the right of women who can not afford quality medical screening the abilty to obtain it. I support the right of both men and women the ability to receive counselling concerning the options that are available to them when an unplanned pregnancy occurs.
      What I find interesting is how REPUBS always talk about wanting government to stay out of peoples lives how ever they are the first to want to dictate to people how their lives should be conducted. What I find surprising is how sanctomonious repubs are while being so hypocritical. Hmmmm I too wonder….

      March 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    • And to your question on whether or not I would tell that child or any other child that I am pro choice and support the rights of both men and females to decide when and if they will have children, the answer is yes. Now will you tell your children that while you believe it is wrong to take a life your political party in overwhelming numbers believes in capital punishment or that your party tends to be quick to send our young men and women into war where the lives of thousands have been taken. And will you mention that while those fetuses are cherished by your party they are not so valued by them when they are born -evident by the fact that your party wants to cut virtually every government program that would go to aiding middle class and impoverished parents who have chosen to bring children into the world. Would you also tell your child that you are prepared to cut funds from public education and from head start programs and WIC that directly benefit children born into poverty and which would help lift them out of those circumstances, or explain to your child why a child or a woman must bear their rapist child, or why a women and a man who is ill prepared to have a child must have one. And will you explain to your child that those government fund that go to Planned Parenthood vcan not be used under federal laws to perform abortions however by cutting those funds you are cutting funds for screening for cancer, HIV and counseling for men and women on birth control methods and adoption? Again I wonder…but on further consideration looking at your avatar I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the arrogance or the hypocrisy.

      March 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      • Terrance H.

        Now will you tell your children that while you believe it is wrong to take a life your political party in overwhelming numbers believes in capital punishment or that your party tends to be quick to send our young men and women into war where the lives of thousands have been taken.

        Do I support those things? Do you know for sure? No? And what political party are you speaking of? You must mean the GOP, but you have no evidence that I’m a member, now do you?

        And will you mention that while those fetuses are cherished by your party they are not so valued by them when they are born -evident by the fact that your party wants to cut virtually every government program that would go to aiding middle class and impoverished parents who have chosen to bring children into the world. Would you also tell your child that you are prepared to cut funds from public education and from head start programs and WIC that directly benefit children born into poverty and which would help lift them out of those circumstances, or explain to your child why a child or a woman must bear their rapist child, or why a women and a man who is ill prepared to have a child must have one.

        Again, what party is that? The GOP? Again, how do you know I’m a member. You don’t know. You’re just being a typical bellicose liberal, ranting and raving, caring not whether she makes any sense – at all.

        There is no hypocrisy; none at all. Now I could argue with you over what you perceive to be hypocrisy, but what is the point? You have yet to show I am a member of the GOP, and you have yet to show that an avatar of a man who was both a Democrat and Republican somehow puts me in one of those camps.

        March 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      • “There is no hypocrisy; none at all. Now I could argue with you over what you perceive to be hypocrisy, but what is the point? You have yet to show I am a member of the GOP, and you have yet to show that an avatar of a man who was both a Democrat and Republican somehow puts me in one of those camps.”
        Terrance are you not a conservative libertarian? At least your profile said you are a conservative libertarian and from reading your blog you support the Republican Party, although I will admit you seem to hold a degree of disdain for them as well, just a lot less.

        And since you write so highly of Governor Walker and his agenda from your blog and your evident contempt for American workers what did you call them “Buffoons” :
        “Wisconsin 8th Graders Can’t Read
        by Terrance H.
        We should keep paying them worthless buffoons an absurd amount of money – some $78,000 for 180-days of work – for doing absolutely nothing to better the lives of Wisconsin children. I wonder why the liberals failed to mention this.”

        As well as your love of all things conservative, the Drudge Report which is the mouth piece of the GOP, the Heritage Foundation whose purpose is to promote conservative values and Day of Reckoning by Pat Buchanan as you stated in your blog it’s not such a great leap to conclude that you support the GOP.
        “If you despise neoconservativsm, liberalism, and a general Wilsonian-take on foreign policy, you’ll love this book. It’s classic Buchanan, which is to say, fact-oriented and wholly logical.”

        You said that I am “just being a typical bellicose liberal, ranting and raving, caring not whether she makes any sense – at all. ” and ” Your rant is an ad hominem and nothing more.”
        Now I find those comments by you really amusing as you are the one who has ranted, raved, been bellicose, as well as used ad hominen attacks from your first comment to me.

        You said “Submitted on 2011/03/03 at 6:58 am
        “How interesting that someone who supports the slaughter of children would have, as her avatar, a child. I wonder if you plan to tell that child that you’ve helped slaughter a substantial number of his generation.
        You’re a pig.”
        and

        “And I don’t care what you want your tax dollars going for. Do you even pay taxes?”
        Those are insults made by you and yet I haven’t called you names or cursed and you accuse me of being bellicose, of ranting and raving? Pretty hypocritical.
        As for your sarcastic question on whether I pay taxes , yes I pay taxes and have for the last 35 year, I also served in the military, and I am also for capital punishment.
        You also said “You wanna go out and get fucked, fine. Do it. But take responsibility for your actions. Don’t take it out on an innocent life. That’s something you feminists can’t seem to get through your head. ” You also said “Female birth-control is 99.9% effective when used properly, which is to say, basically, 100% Now, if you don’t use them properly, then you shouldn’t be having sex, because that means you’re an idiot who is unable to comprehend precisely what it is you’re doing.
        There were times when I engaged in sexual relations without protection. And guess? I have two children now. They both live with me and my wife, who is also their mother. We had them when we were 20 and 21; I’m 25 now. We took responsibility for our actions and we didn’t make them pay.
        While it’s laudable that you and the mother of your children decided to keep your children not everyone can or is willing to for whatever the reason and not all children are conceived through consensual sex and sometimes a woman’s life is in jeopardy and those fetuses need to be terminated in order to save the life of the mother. But since you are obviously intelligent and know all about those many clinics that do not provide abortion services why didn’t you and your now wife use them prior to getting pregnant?

        March 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

  2. Terrance H.

    What I support is the right for women and men the ability to choose when and if they are going to have a child.

    I do, too. If they aren’t ready to be parents, they shouldn’t engage in activities which bring about parenthood.

    . I support the right of women who can not afford quality medical screening the ability to obtain it. I support the right of both men and women the ability to receive counseling concerning the options that are available to them when an unplanned pregnancy occurs.

    The existence of organizations like Planned Parenthood are not necessary to achieve these goals.

    What I find interesting is how REPUBS always talk about wanting government to stay out of peoples lives how ever they are the first to want to dictate to people how their lives should be conducted.

    Believing that unborn children should be protected – because they are human beings – is now an intrusion? Interesting.

    Whatever conservative hypocrisy may or may not exist is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with whether abortion is right, wrong, or if Planned Parenthood should receive federal funds.

    March 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    • Well speaking for myself when I was 30 I did not want any more children at that time however as a healthy women I enjoyed sex an activity that can lead to children. Fortunately birth control worked for me but birth control is not 100%, nor do the women and men who utilize them always use them properly. And while I at 30 did not want any additional children I was also not willing to forego sex! Sorry Terrance sex is one of the more pleasurable aspects of life!

      The existence of organizations are very important to those goals especially for those people who do not have the economic resources, you’ve heard of those people haven’t you Terrance they are called “poor”.

      “Believing that unborn children should be protected – because they are human beings – is now an intrusion? Interesting.”

      Well that is your assumption I see them as having the potential to be human beings. But what is intrusive is the fact that conservatives, repubs only seem to care about people when it comes to
      governing things that occur between the sheets. But in the same breath they will talk about their 2nd amendment rights to bear automatic weapons whose sole design is to take the lives of humans, amusing.

      “Whatever conservative hypocrisy may or may not exist is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with whether abortion is right, wrong, or if Planned Parenthood should receive federal funds.”

      See that is the arrogance and sanctomony that I speak of. You imply on one hand that abortion is wrong, amoral and tantamont to murder but who made you the arbiter of what is right and wrong Terrance. In my opinion Planned Parenthood provides many useful services including performing abortions for those who individuals who make an informed decision. It is also a service utilized by men and women of all races and economic circumstances as well as religious and political persuasions. And as a tax paying citizens I wholly support my tax dollars going to them…

      March 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  3. Terrance H.

    Well speaking for myself when I was 30 I did not want any more children at that time however as a healthy women I enjoyed sex an activity that can lead to children. Fortunately birth control worked for me but birth control is not 100%, nor do the women and men who utilize them always use them properly. And while I at 30 did not want any additional children I was also not willing to forego sex! Sorry Terrance sex is one of the more pleasurable aspects of life!

    Female birth-control is 99.9% effective when used properly, which is to say, basically, 100% Now, if you don’t use them properly, then you shouldn’t be having sex, because that means you’re an idiot who is unable to comprehend precisely what it is you’re doing.

    There were times when I engaged in sexual relations without protection. And guess? I have two children now. They both live with me and my wife, who is also their mother. We had them when we were 20 and 21; I’m 25 now. We took responsibility for our actions and we didn’t make them pay.

    You wanna go out and get fucked, fine. Do it. But take responsibility for your actions. Don’t take it out on an innocent life. That’s something you feminists can’t seem to get through your head.

    The existence of organizations are very important to those goals especially for those people who do not have the economic resources, you’ve heard of those people haven’t you Terrance they are called “poor”.

    No, it’s not important. There are other clinics and health organizations who provide those things and do not also provide abortions. So, you fail – yet again.

    Well that is your assumption I see them as having the potential to be human beings.

    No, lady, it’s not my assumption. It’s fact.

    And whatever hypocrisy may or may not exist within the GOP is no concern to me, as I’m not a member. But even if I were, that hypocrisy does not nullify the pro-life arguments – at all. If abortion is wrong, it is wrong regardless. Your rant is an ad hominem and nothing more.

    And I don’t care what you want your tax dollars going for. Do you even pay taxes?

    March 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  4. Terrance H.

    Terrance are you not a conservative libertarian? At least your profile said you are a conservative libertarian and from reading your blog you support the Republican Party, although I will admit you seem to hold a degree of disdain for them as well, just a lot less.

    I lean conservative, yes. This was never in dispute. But it’s not conservatives who are pushing those cuts you’re so concerned about; it’s the Republican Party, whose many members are resembling true conservatives less and less. I despise liberalism, entirely, because it deracinates society. So if I’m more critical of Democrats – and I freely admit I am – that would be the reason.

    And since you write so highly of Governor Walker and his agenda from your blog and your evident contempt for American workers what did you call them “Buffoons”

    Yes, I have contempt for big union, and if you’ve searched my blog so thoroughly, you’d know my reasons. I despise big union because they’re a bunch of hypocrites. They’re indignant because Governor Walker is “taking away their Right” to collectively bargain, but they’ve taken away rights from ordinary workers, forcing them to pay union dues and rejecting any and all “Right to Work” legislation. They are hypocrites, period. Federal unions can’t collectively bargain – and for good reason. My mother was the AFGE district president, so I know there are many avenues unions can explore without bargaining “rights.”

    As well as your love of all things conservative, the Drudge Report which is the mouth piece of the GOP, the Heritage Foundation whose purpose is to promote conservative values and Day of Reckoning by Pat Buchanan as you stated in your blog it’s not such a great leap to conclude that you support the GOP.

    The Drudge Report is a mouth piece of the GOP, you say? Interesting, seeing as though it’s only purpose is to gather news articles from other sources and post them on its cite; it has no commentary of its own.

    Yes, I love Pat Buchanan! And I like some of the Heritage Foundation’s points of view, but that’s because I’m a conservative, not a Republican.

    Regardless, so, again, do you have any evidence that I’m a member of the Republican Party?

    No? Thought so.

    While it’s laudable that you and the mother of your children decided to keep your children not everyone can or is willing to for whatever the reason and not all children are conceived through consensual sex and sometimes a woman’s life is in jeopardy and those fetuses need to be terminated in order to save the life of the mother.

    None of that matters. People shouldn’t be engaging in sexual activity if they are unprepared to deal with the consequences. We’re talking about a human life. I value human life. It’s too bad you don’t – and be sure to tell your child that.

    But since you are obviously intelligent and know all about those many clinics that do not provide abortion services why didn’t you and your now wife use them prior to getting pregnant?

    I was a drunk at that time. I dropped out of college, quit my good paying job, and drank all the time. She was a good girl who was all about me since high school, and she didn’t care about my faults. I didn’t give her the time of day in high school, because I was an idiot, so she did what she thought I wanted, which is sleep with me even without protection. Once I realize I was going to be a father, I quit drinking, went back to college and work, and now we have two children, a beautiful house, and great relationship, and we’re very successful people – and all because of our children.

    .

    March 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    • I guess we are both quick to assume things! The beautiful child in my avatar is my grandson and his mother, my daughter knows how I feel about a womans and a mans right to choose.

      I said …”While it’s laudable that you and the mother of your children decided to keep your children not everyone can or is willing to for whatever the reason and not all children are conceived through consensual sex and sometimes a woman’s life is in jeopardy and those fetuses need to be terminated in order to save the life of the mother.”

      Your reply “None of that matters. People shouldn’t be engaging in sexual activity if they are unprepared to deal with the consequences. We’re talking about a human life. I value human life. It’s too bad you don’t – and be sure to tell your child that. ”

      I believe that when someone is” not engaging in consensual sex” that means they are being raped …and that does matter… Those women who are raped are not willingly engaging in sexual activities and under those circumstances they are most likely unable to deal with the consequences of that rape.

      And as to your assumption on whether or not I value human life…well to be honest… for me it does depend on the circumstance, the situation and the who.

      March 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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