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Friday, August 7, 2015

Planned Parenthood

The anti-abortion, anti-Planned Parenthood, anti-woman branch of the GOP is circulating deceptively-edited videos once again, trying to convince people that Planned Parenthood is profiting by "selling fetal tissue." It's not true, but the truth doesn't matter to these good Christians, who will stop at little to put into law their own warped moral priorities and take choices away from every woman in the country.

So, PP had to say something after that "debate" last night.  I would not normally re-publish stuff like this, but it's a special case.

Dear Russ,

It was the most shocking moment of last night's debate: Senator Marco Rubio proudly coming clean and supporting a complete ban on abortion, with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

That is a truly dangerous, extreme agenda for any presidential candidate to support. And the worst part is this: not a single candidate on that stage dared to disagree. Instead, they all embraced the same anti-women's health agenda: defund Planned Parenthood, cut patients off from access to care, and trample every woman's right to make her own medical decisions.

Last night's debate made it crystal clear: Planned Parenthood will be on the ballot next year. Health care for millions of Americans will be on the ballot. Women's most fundamental rights will be on the ballot. Steve, we can't afford to lose, and we can't afford to hold anything back in the 2016 election. Will you help make sure Planned Parenthood Action Fund has the resources we need to fight for women's health every single day? Chip in now.

What we saw on that debate stage was truly disturbing. This isn't just one or two out-of-touch politicians pushing an extreme agenda. Every single presidential candidate on stage has joined the all-out assault on women's health and rights. Dismantling women's access to care is at the core of their platform — and they aren't alone.

Anti-women's health politicians in Congress have seized on deceptive, dishonest videos to push their dangerous agenda. They already forced a vote in the Senate to strip all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. When we stopped them, some started demanding a government shutdown unless they get their way.

Defeating anti-women's health politicians and their harmful policy agenda — from the presidency, to Congress, to critical state races — is going to take everything we've got. And we can't afford to wait. The work we do right now will determine who wins next November.

This is more than the fight of our lives. It's a fight for the lives, the health, the safety, and the most personal, important rights of millions of women and families nationwide. This is a fight we can't afford to lose.

So help us win it. Make your gift right now.

We've seen what happens when anti-women's health politicians gain power — relentless attacks on women's right to make their own medical decisions, efforts to defund women's health centers, abortion bans, and more. They are hell-bent on forcing this agenda on women nationwide, and they don't care what it takes — a government shutdown, millions of women and families cut off from care, anything.

We can't afford to let that kind of ideology take hold in the White House. Help us educate voters, get them to the polls, and keep fighting to protect women's health and rights — no matter what.

Thank you for standing with us whenever women's health and rights are on the line.


Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President
Planned Parenthood Action Fund

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