Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
Today champions of women’s health in the U.S. House and Senate introduced resolutions condemning violence against reproductive health care providers. These resolutions come in the wake of the tragic shooting in Colorado Springs, CO, over Thanksgiving weekend.
On November 27, a gunman named Robert Lewis Dear opened fire at the Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, resulting in the senseless deaths of three people and injuries to nine others. As we try to heal and make sense of the horrific tragedy, here’s what you need to know about what happened, what’s happening now, and the politics surrounding the violence.
There’s no question that access to abortion, birth control, and health care at Planned Parenthood is on the line in this election. This is what we’re up against: Every single leading GOP presidential candidate is pushing extreme policies that would make it harder for Americans to access reproductive health care.
This year we’ve seen an all-out assault on safe and legal abortion in this country. You can bet it’s on the ballot this election. Why? Because the leaders we elect will have the power to fight back against attacks on safe, legal abortion — or make those attacks even worse.
There's no question that reproductive health and rights are going to be BIG on the ballot next year, from statehouses to the White House. That's why as we gear up for our biggest election campaign in years — we want to know what's most important to you and your community.