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I literally just read a post that said “abortion clinics are worse than Hitler because they killed more babies than how many Jewish people were killed by Hitler.”…….do these fanatics ever just….re read what they just wrote, or listen to themselves when they speak? Do they ever just…realize what they said made absolutely NO sense? Not to mention completely disrespects the real victims of the holocaust….how dumb, insensitive, and off base can you be? What reality are these people living in? (And that is putting it lightly….I have some more elaborate language pent up in me after that post but….)

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'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'
"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

Same, Mary J. Blige, same.

Join her and Jamilah Lemieux for a Facebook Live conversation about her new album, her thoughts on life, and why she cares so much about access to women’s health care and Planned Parenthood tomorrow at 5 pm ET: http://ppact.io/2qj2hbc 

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John Legend and St. Vincent cover Minnie Riperton’s song “Lovin’ You” to get clicks for Planned Parenthood, with a little help from Zach Galifianakis.

This is so funny, esp with the truthsettos…. didn’t expect it at all!

I was watching this while waiting for the new Chvrches “Down Side of Me” video (directed by Kristen Stewart) to drop today Apr 28 2017.

Message from Planned Parenthood:

“Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.

7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance.”

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This woman who attributes her survivor to Planned Parenthood after she was diagnosed with cancer asked a Republican a CRUCIAL question

On Thursday night, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz held a town hall near Salt Lake City, Utah — and judging by the audience’s jeers, it doesn’t seem like it went over well. Women came out in droves to ask the hard and necessary questions about Republican plans to save their healthcare.

Gifs: Dan Diamond

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Planned Parenthood x Tumblr — Never Going Back

Tumblr stands with Planned Parenthood. We believe that access to their vital healthcare services is a fundamental human right. In times like these, we must take it upon ourselves to support them on behalf of the millions of women who depend on them.

Join us on Sunday, March 12 at 6:00pm CT at Mohawk, 912 Red River Street, Austin TX during the SXSW interactive festival for the “Never Going Back” rally for Planned Parenthood.

The all-ages event is open to the public (RSVP here) and will feature live performances by Sleigh Bells, Girlpool (@girlpoool), Hoops, and PVRIS (@thisispvris). Planned Parenthood reps will be on site to share resources, literature and ways to get involved and stay active.

If you can’t join us in person, please join us in spirit with a donation to Planned Parenthood.

And if you’re in town early, Tumblr CEO David Karp and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards will be discussing the importance of activism and allyship on the SXSW stage on March 10 with moderator Aminatou Sow, Editor-at-Large at Racked (@racked).

“We won’t back down in the face of threats or intimidation, or turn our backs on the patients who count on us. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.” - Cecile Richards

I’m Brendon Urie and I stand with Planned Parenthood. We’re doing these shirts to show our love and admiration for a cause that offers help for so many people- over 2.7 million women and men, in fact. I also refuse to succumb to intimidation or threats, it’s really the least we can do. So thank you for all your love and support and for taking the time to care.

Get your Planned Parenthood x Panic! At The Disco Benefit Tee now - all proceeds go directly to Planned Parenthood.


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Really helpful video explanation of what is actually meant by “defunding” Planned Parenthood. 

the aclu doesn’t need your money

in college, i was an unpaid intern of aclu’s immigrants’ rights project. the project was working on a class action lawsuit against prolonged detention of immigrants, but there were only 4(?) attorneys and the two head attorneys were rich white people who couldn’t deign to address us. everyday, the aclu would receive long letters from detainees describing their unjust situations. i thought about how these people had to put in scarce resources in order to write these letters, probably because the aclu had some PR campaign or other making it seem like that would be a useful thing for them to do, and how they had no idea the only person who would read their letters was the unpaid college intern. after summarizing the info in a database, i would send the detainees a slipshod photocopy of smaller non-profits in their state that might be able to help them.

they do some necessary work, but definitely nothing near as much as they are paid for and credited for. their ceo is paid HALF A MILLION DOLLARS in salary, others are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars. they are super corporate and hierarchical, super elitist and white. donate to smaller non-profits who need your money, not the ones who have the PR resources to make themselves the face of the struggle. liberals make fun of poor white conservatives for looking to a racist billionaire to save them, but if liberals allow non-profits whose leaders are part of the 1% (planned parenthood ceo makes $600,000) to dictate the terms of anti-trump resistance, what will that resistance ultimately achieve? also these big non-profits are shot through with funding from large foundations like Ford with a committment to deradicalizing social movements. stay skeptical.

Text of Tweet: 

PP Great Plains KS:  “Senator Fitzgerald did NOT appreciate having a donation to @PPGreatPlains made in his honor.  Just FYI.”

(text of letter is very cranky, and compares having the donation is his name “as having one’s name associated with Dachau.”)

Oh, it is ON.

@vaspider, @ellenkushner @jesilverstein, can we get some boost on this?  I’d love to let him know (via lots and lots of donations in his name) that we don’t appreciate him comparing compassionate health care with Nazi concentration camps….