Top 5 Ways to Help Planned Parenthood This March

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Top 5 Ways to Help Planned Parenthood This March

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Make your voice heard. (Photo: Planned Parenthood)

The Trump administration and a GOP-controlled Congress have wasted no time attacking reproductive health and rights. They’ve reinstated and expanded the Global Gag Rule, begun their attempts to roll back the Affordable Care Act and now we’re expecting them to try to block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

But there’s still hope. Because we have the best supporters in the world and we’re fighting like hell to protect Planned Parenthood’s 2.5 million patients. From the millions who participated in women’s marches to the millions who supported Planned Parenthood by showing up at town halls, calling their elected officials, and sharing their stories — people are coming together to speak out in unprecedented numbers.

So, what can you do right now that has the most impact? Do these five actions to fight back this month!

1) Call Your Member of Congress

Calls grab lawmakers’ attention and have a big influence on their actions. Call your senators and call your representatives, then tell them to vote NO on any attempt to “defund” Planned Parenthood and shut down its health centers.

It’s also an important time to call your senators and tell them to stop the attack on Title X, America’s family planning program.

Check out the call script, put in your information, and our click-to-call tool will connect you with your member of Congress. It takes just two minutes, and it’s one of the most meaningful ways to make sure lawmakers hear what YOU have to say.

2) #StopGorsuch

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, has a history of interfering with reproductive rights. For instance, Gorsuch has ruled that bosses should be able to deny women birth control coverage.  In fact, he is the architect of the reasoning that led to the Hobby Lobby decision.

Gorsuch’s record shows a disturbing willingness to let ideology overrule his constitutional duty to uphold established precedent protecting our fundamental liberties, including Roe v. Wade and Whole Woman's Health.

Write your senators — tell them to hold Gorsuch accountable on his alarming record and vote NO on his nomination.

3) Become a Planned Parenthood Defender

Planned Parenthood Defenders are a committed group of supporters on the front lines of protecting Planned Parenthood, the health services it provides, and the people who rely on its health centers. Defenders are people in every corner of the country who we can ask for extra help when it’s most urgent — whether it’s flooding a key member of Congress with calls, writing a letter, or showing up for a rally.

Do what you can, when you can. Five minutes, five hours, whatever you've got. We'll make it as easy as possible and give you detailed instructions. Sign up today. 

4) Send a Letter To The Editor

Here's another way to make your voice heard: Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Even when your members of Congress are in Washington, they are always paying attention to what's in the local papers. Use our tool to write a brief letter to the editor of your local newspaper, and express your support for reproductive health and rights.

5) Get your Planned Parenthood Swag!

Check out what's new in the Planned Parenthood Marketplace. With shirts, signs, hats, buttons, and more, you can shout your support for Planned Parenthood without even saying a word. Go to the store.

Miriam Berg

Miriam Berg is a digital content writer and producer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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