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The stakes for women’s health have never been higher than they are in the 2016 election -- access to safe and legal abortion, insurance coverage for birth control, and ensuring patients can still access Planned Parenthood’s preventive services are all hanging in the balance.
Our world is not just, and will never be so until no one fears for their safety because of their skin color. We will never forget Philando Castile—or Alton Sterling, Jamar Clark, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin—or any of the many people who have lost their lives. We are all traumatized by what is happening, and we will unflinchingly examine the entrenched racism in our culture, in ourselves, and in our civil institutions. We will honor their memories not by moments of silence, but rather by working until we persevere in overcoming racism and creating the world that we want for all of our children.
The 2016 Minnesota legislative session has drawn to a close. This session saw scores of bills to restrict access to abortion, along with an unprecedented attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and the tens of thousands of patients who access reproductive health services across the state each year.
We need our legislators to stop attacking women’s health and start focusing on doing things that actually improve people’s lives. Please understand three things: the work the organization does, the wide support it has and the motives of those who would thwart it. There’s a political price to pay for politicians who try to block patients from the care Planned Parenthood provides.
Secretary Clinton has been a steadfast champion her whole career—fighting to not only protect but also expand access to reproductive health care across the country and the world. As her decades-long legislative and advocacy record shows, she has made access to health care a driving issue throughout her political career. There is no greater champion.
2015 was rough year for women, but thanks to our steadfast supporters, we’re stronger than ever. As we prepare for the 2016 elections and an onslaught of anti-choice bills in the coming year, here are a few ways you can stand with Planned Parenthood and make a difference in 2016.