On our radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®, Heather Brittany is our resident health professional. Women's issues and concerns are a top priority for us. No matter what your beliefs in life or choice, we must all stand together for the health care of women. Recenlty activists have convinced the Susan G. Komen Foundation to terminate the funding for poor women. I'm pasting in a letter that we believe says it all and also a support letter from Mayor Bloomberg, which we applaud. Get involved. Care for humanity. Women are not going away.
This is for all the anti-choice, anti-women people out there.
You can spend every minute of every day trying to force the rest of us to live by your ideology. You can go after federal funds for health care and pressure private organizations like the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to stop funding breast cancer screenings for poor women. You can try to make it impossible to get birth control.
But you know what you can't do? You can't win. You can't break us. Planned Parenthood isn't just a family of organizations. It's a movement. It's women and men of all ages who believe that health care — including reproductive health care — is a basic human right. We are millions strong. We are everywhere. We act, we give, and we do whatever it takes to make sure that Planned Parenthood is there for the women, men, and teens who rely on them.
Know this: When you go after Planned Parenthood and the people they serve, you go after ME. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I stand with them against anyone who wants to stop women from receiving the health care they need. I stand with them today, tomorrow, and for as long as I need to.
Politics has no place in health care. Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way. This is why I will match every donation to the Planned Parenthood Breast Health Fund dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000.
Experts estimate that there are 225,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year. Nearly three million men, women, and teens visit Planned Parenthood health centers each year. Planned Parenthood health centers provide nearly 750,000 clinical breast exams each year.
The fund will give more women access to lifesaving care — this is what it means for women and men to stand with Planned Parenthood health centers and those they serve. Every dollar you donate now will go twice as far to help Planned Parenthood health centers provide breast health education, screenings, and referrals for mammograms to women who very often have nowhere else to turn.
Thank you for standing with me to support Planned Parenthood,
Mayor Mike Bloomberg
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