This Sunday, our President-elect, Donald Trump, reiterated plans to repeal the Roe v Wade supreme court decision and defund Planned Parenthood. His statement, combined with Mike Pence’s fierce and controversial anti-abortion stances in government, are leaving many women across the country more than a bit worried.
Bethany Cosentino realized that her donation to Planned Parenthood included a thank-you certificate that could be sent anywhere in the country. Obviously, she sent to the person who needed to see it the most, Mike Pence.
She ignited a social media wildfire, and people across the country are donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s and Hillary Clinton’s names
A few celebrities even joined in to show their support
It's time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it's like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn't afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback
Planned Parenthood took to Twitter to thank the public for the support
It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when people come together for a cause. Now get to donating! Or don’t. Your choice.
Donate to Planned Parenthood here!