September 29, 2011
The war on women continues in Congress with new attacks and intimidation measures aimed at Planned Parenthood, one of America's most trusted providers of sexual and reproductive health care for women, men, and young people. Take action to stop the war on women.
Chairman of the House oversight committee, Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), recently initiated a far-reaching investigation into the financial activities of Planned Parenthood and its affiliate clinics. The investigation is based on the continually disproved assertion by anti-choice advocates that Planned Parenthood is misusing federal funds to pay for abortion services. The federal government regularly audits Planned Parenthood and no irregularities have been found.
Congressman Stearns is attempting to intimidate reproductive health providers and achieve the closure of Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. Not on our watch!
We know how important Planned Parenthood's full range of health services are to our communities. Many women's first experience of health information and women-centered care, including routine pap smears and counseling on birth control options, occurs at Planned Parenthood clinics. These services are a basic human right.
The U.S. Positive Women's Network stands with Planned Parenthood and we ask that you do too. Don't allow politicians to harass and intimidate one of the most trusted women's health providers in the country. Take action now!
Click here to sign a petition and show your support for Planned Parenthood and the women, men and young people they serve.