More than 700,000 people — including YOU — have already signed our open letter. One million are within our reach.
Hello friends:We still need more help to overcome the bigotry towards women and our reproductive health in general. There has been a huge outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and I urge you to stand with us. Even if you have already posted comments, please do so, again. It's easy. Make sure to read the chapter, The Gift of Sexuality, written by Heather Brittany in my newest book, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS. Copies available at http://www.bethestaryouare.com in the STORE. Everyone deserves access to health care. And whatever our beliefs, a woman must have the right to her own body to make her own choices. Stand for women. Stand for your teens. Stand for yourself. Let's hit a million. Spread the word for us.Thank you for being YOU! One person does make a difference. If we want change in our world, we must BE the change we want. Blessings and gratitude to you.Please read the letter from the President of Planned Parenthood below. Cynthia BrianRadio personality, Executive Director Be the Star You Are!® charityNew York Times Best Selling Authorhttp://www.Star-Style.com Tune in on Thursday, March 3, LIVE from 3-4pm PT/6-7pm ET when Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany will bring you the facts and fallacies regarding this fight for federal funding for our health. Live show: http://www.voiceamerica.com/worldtalkradio/vshow.aspx?sid=764If you miss it, visit the archives for March 3, 2011 under radio at http://www.StarstyleRadio.com. JOIN OUR POWER HOUR. _________________________________________________________________________FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD When anti-choice members of Congress voted to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funding, they thought they'd won. But — they were wrong. So very wrong.
They didn't just underestimate us. They underestimated you.
Since the vote on February 18, more than 700,000 women and men have signed an open letter to stand with Planned Parenthood against these outrageous attacks. Unbelievable! We've made an impact. And, as the Senate considers its course on this legislation, we have the chance to make an even bigger impact. We have a chance to stop it — but we need your help.
We've gotten this far because people like you took a minute to chat with friends, to persuade family, to share a story and link. And we're going to reach one million because you keep on going. Your passion, your commitment, your words — they are the engine that is driving this movement and they are what will get us to one million. Take a moment now, even if you've already done so, to spread the word.
First, copy and paste this note into an e-mail or your Facebook status update:Did you hear? The House voted to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funding. They cut funding for HIV tests, cancer screenings, birth control, and more, putting millions of women and families at risk. It's time for you and me to stand with Planned Parenthood. Sign the open letter to the reps who voted for this bill — and to the senators who still have a chance to stop it.
http://www.IStandWithPlannedParenthood.orgThen, share this link on Twitter, on your blog, on the "Away" notice on your instant message service, and everywhere that people who care about Planned Parenthood and women's health might see it:
In my years working with Planned Parenthood, I've never seen so many people so ready to fight for women's health. The messages of support, the rallies, the calls, the signs, the photographs, the videos — you have done so very much for us and with us. We are truly awed by your commitment. Thank you.
I'm hearing stories from grandmothers who were patients at Planned Parenthood health centers 50 years ago — and who took their daughters and granddaughters to seek care with Planned Parenthood during their teen years. I'm hearing young women speak loudly and confidently to protect their own access to care. I'm seeing — the nation is seeing — just how much Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us matter to our supporters.
That's why I know we can reach one million signers to our open letter — we have you. Take a minute now to spread the word, far and wide.
Supporters like you truly are the heart and soul of this organization. I can't tell you what an enormous difference your unwavering dedication makes right now for Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us. Thank you for standing with us.Sincerely,
Cecile Richards, President
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