On February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care! Just check out this funny but horrifying Daily Show summary. Here’s what you can do about it. First, you can sign PP’s open letter to every single representative in the House who voted for this crazy law, and to every senator who still has a chance to stop it. Next, check your local chapter to see what local events they might have planned soon to send a much needed message to DC. If you’re in NY, you can go to the Rally for Women’s Health in Foley Square in NYC (several chapters throughout the state are sponsoring buses down to the event). Here are the details:
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Address: Foley Square, Across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan between Lafayette St. & Centre St.