Dear Planned Parenthood

Have you been feeling like you’re unable to share your personal Planned Parenthood story? Blogger Jill and I have created an online space called “Dear Planned Parenthood” for people to share their stories (anonymously or not) in hopes that folks will feel empowered and connected. We have received over 120 followers in less than a day, and that number is growing.

Planned Parenthood provides so many services: birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, abortion, gynecological exams, and so much more… and they do it all at little to no cost because their priority is getting people care. Use this new blog to talk about how Planned Parenthood has helped you because if we don’t speak up now, when Planned Parenthood needs us, there may come the day when this brilliant resource is no more.

So please check out Dear Planned Parenthood on Tumblr, and spread the word!

Disclaimer: This post was written by a Feministing Community user and does not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

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Missouri Votes to Let Employers Fire People Who Use Birth Control

A new Missouri bill would target abortion providers and sanction employment and housing discrimination against people who use birth control or have an abortion. Blessed be the fruit.

Yesterday, the Missouri House voted to pass SB 5, a bill imposing several highly burdensome and even more unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers; for example, the bill would require abortion providers to send fetal tissue samples to a pathologist within five days. While supporters of targeted restrictions of abortion providers (aka TRAP laws) claim they’re supporting women’s health, regulations like these often serve no medical purpose whatsoever. In reality, anti-choice legislators use them ...

A new Missouri bill would target abortion providers and sanction employment and housing discrimination against people who use birth control or have an abortion. Blessed be the fruit.

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