News This Week
Planned Parenthood patients and providers took their message directly to lawmakers on Capitol Hill
U.S. House expected to introduce a health care bill as early as this week that would include provisions to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers
PP supporters pinked out Congressional town halls across the country during Resistance Recess last week
If You Do One Thing Today
On March 1, 150 Planned Parenthood patients and providers from across the country traveled to Washington, DC, to share their personal stories in over 170 meetings with lawmakers, highlighting the devastating consequences that “defunding” Planned Parenthood would have on their communities.
If you didn’t get to share your story on March, 1, don’t worry! There’s still time. If you do one thing today, share your Planned Parenthood story and show everyone just what we're fighting for in the weeks and months to come.
More Time? Do This!
We needed our supporters to go all out last week — and they all delivered. From rallies to town halls, reproductive rights advocates made Resistance Recess one of the biggest moments in our fight so far. Check out the incredible photos, videos and stories from across the country, and share your own using the hashtag #IStandWithPP.
Watch this: This is what abortion looked like before Roe v Wade.
Defender of the Week
Our star defender of the week: Olivia L. (22, NJ) is an all-star volunteer with Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey.
From marching in Trenton, NJ, to using her birthday party as an opportunity to collect donations from friends, she never misses a chance to support Planned Parenthood and its mission. Her ceaseless activism and dedication have a way of inspiring those around her — and us! Thank you for all your hard work, Olivia.
Must Watch & Top Reads
- "Defunding" Planned Parenthood Defined
- The Impact of Defunding Planned Parenthood
- The Recent History of Political Attacks on Planned Parenthood
- How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood
- Fact: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Planned Parenthood
- No, Community Health Centers Cannot Absorb Planned Parenthood Patients