I just learned that a woman killed at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, Jennifer Markovsky, was there supporting her friend. This makes me so indescribably angry I don’t know what to do. Because this is a core part of what it means to be a woman. When our friends have a breast lump, or need a rape kit, or are getting an abortion, we drop absolutely everything to be there for them – no questions, no judgment. That’s what our friendships are about. And the idea that some man could burst into that space, could murder a woman for supporting a friend in need – no. No, I don’t accept that.
So I’m making a donation to Planned Parenthood today in honor of Jennifer Markovsky, in honor of every friend who has been there during the impossible times, in honor of all my friends who’ve been there for me. I hope you’ll make a donation, too – click here to give now.