Thursday, February 2, 2012
Breast Cancer Screenings, Political Pressure, and the Pro-Life Battle Against Women
As most of you already know, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation cracked down under the pressure of right-wing political groups and ended its support of breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood. This is a huge slap in the face to women all across America who have counted on these services for the preventative care that they deserve.
When some people hear "Planned Parenthood," their mind immediately shifts to young teenage girls sneaking off to the center to get birth control behind their parents' backs. Although this may be partly true, this misconception trivializes the important and essential services that Planned Parenthood provides for women. Women all across the country rely on the free or low cost breast cancer screenings that Planned Parenthood (used to) provide.
1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. Catching breast cancer at the earliest stages is absolutely KEY. I am appalled that so many Republicans choose to disrespect women on such a large scale.
What can YOU do to put GOOD pressure on the RIGHT people:
1. Click here to sign your name at the end of this letter to say that you stand with Planned Parenthood!
2. Donate to Planned Parenthood. Any contribution helps!
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