Pittsburgh Rallies for Women’s Health

25 Feb

Courtesy of Charity Sperringer

 

Wednesday, February 23, saw hundreds of people taking to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh.  Armed with a petition scribbled with over 20,000 signatures, protesters marched to Senator Robert Casey’s office to oppose funding cuts that would affect organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which provide vital health procedures for women across the state and the country.  The organizers describe what’s at stake below:

There has never been a more urgent time to support Planned Parenthood of Western PA and the thousands of patients we serve every year.

As you may know, last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic measure to end Title X funding for reproductive health care and entirely bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding for any purpose whatsoever.

Next week, the U.S. Senate will be voting on these very issues. There could not be a more critical time to let Senator Casey know that these attacks against Planned Parenthood and reproductive health care make it harder – if not impossible – for our patients, and his constituents, to receive the care they need and deserve: annual exams, breast exams, birth control, STI treatment, and life-saving cancer screenings.

These are the issues.  Let’s have a civil conversation.

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