In response to recent cuts to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, cities all over the country are holding Walks for Choice (http://walkforchoice.tumblr.com/). Get excited, because there will be a walk in Ann Arbor this Saturday, March 26th! Hopefully a lot of people will come out, meet, make connections, and join forces to make change.
At noon, Planned Parenthood’s Truth Tour will be making a stop at Ingalls Mall on the UofM campus. It’s the space in front of Rackham, between the MLB and the Michigan League. Check out the event page on Facebook for more information at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100920576658124&ref=ts.
After the tour stop, probably around 1pm, the Ann Arbor Walk for Choice will take off on its route and serve as a positive and peaceful demonstration to show our representatives that we want them to represent us by advocating for reproductive rights, choice, and funding for Planned Parenthood. See the facebook ’cause’ page for the walk at https://www.facebook.com/WalkForChoiceAnnArbor.
I’ll be at both of these events and I hope to see you all there. Lets join forces and make our voices heard!
Check out the message from Planned Parenthood below:
Come to Washington D.C. with us in April!!!
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan was presented with an amazing opportunity last week. We have the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. via chartered bus at no cost (other than personal food on the trip) to attend the April 7th Planned Parenthood National Lobby Day. It is our opportunity to tell Senator Stabenow and Levin thank YOU for standing up for the rights of women and for being such amazing champions for women’s health care.
Hundreds of Planned Parenthood staff and board (and youth attending the youth summit) will be in Washington for a National Conference and will be heading to Capitol Hill to rally with Congress on Planned Parenthood’s behalf – let’s make it a sea of supporters wearing pink shirts from Michigan on April 7th.
We need to get solid confirmations from at least 45 supporters. If we cannot fill a bus we cannot go. If we can get 90 int erested we can bring two busses! The first round of RSVP’s will be on a first come first served basis. We are targeting campus leaders, Students for Choice, and young professionals throughout Michigan, if you and your group are available, SIGN UP TODAY! Once the first 45 slots get filled we may open up another opportunity for another round of 45, don’t take the chance!
Please copy and paste this link into your web browser http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=100595&view=Detail. If you are signing up multiple people be sure to have their contact info ready for us when we follow up – we will not “hold” seats. RSVP’s are on a first come first served basis.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or if you miss the “bus” and all 45 slots are spoken for, we will add you to our stand by list (for the second bus).
The bus will be leaving in the evening of April 6th from Grand Rapids, making a stop in Lansing, and then Ann Arbor before heading east to DC. We expect to arrive back in Michigan early Friday morning.
Again, please contact us immedietely if you have any issues or questions regarding the registration process. We will follow up with you with more information and logistics regardind the Planned Parenthood Rally and Lobby Day soon!
For those of you interested in helping to protect girls from genital mutilation, there is currently a bill in the U.S. Congress which would make it illegal for anyone to transport girls outside of the U.S. with the intent of performing genital mutilation. You can contact your representative on this site to encourage them to help pass it.
Alright, so I was driving back from the climbing gym, and the truck in front of me has a bumper sticker that says:
Abortion: The Hidden Holocaust
I find this comparison extremely disgusting and insulting. While I try really hard to consider other people’s viewpoints, the idea of comparing the systematic extermination of entire populations of people perpetrated by a government to what is a personal decision about a medical procedure that could affect a woman’s entire life (not to mention those close to her).
I do not want to preach and I have other things to do, so I ask you for your thoughts: Does this bother you as much as me? Is there any way this can be justified?