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.
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.
This week: Michigan and Florida are fixated on defunding Planned Parenthood; Colorado ends a wonderfully successful teen pregnancy program; the U.S. House votes to let DC bosses discriminate against women who get pregnant out of wedlock, and more.