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New TV Ad: Planned Parenthood Patients Call for DOJ Investigation into Terror Attacks at Clinics

WASHINGTON - Pressure is rising on the Department of Justice this week to open a domestic terrorism investigation into the ongoing attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics, and abortion clinics, across the nation. Today, women’s group UltraViolet released a new ad featuring Planned Parenthood patients urging the DOJ to investigate because “domestic terrorism is terrorism.”

See the ad: https://youtu.be/0ZrP8Q3QOw0

The $50,000 ad buy will air across news programs on broadcast and cable starting Friday, December 4th.

“People are dying, clinics are burning-- and only a domestic terrorism investigation can help us find out who is driving this violence,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “These are more than random acts of violence. Patients in six states have been terrorized to scare them away from accessing healthcare. The Department of Justice has taken vigilant action before to protect the freedoms Americans deserve. Now it must protect the freedom to access health care by taking action to guarantee patient safety.”  

Today’s ad comes on the heels of a delivery of 300,000 petition signatures to the Department of Justice earlier today, from members of UltraViolet, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Courage Campaign, and CREDO Action.

See UltraViolet’s petition to the DOJ here: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/ppterroristattacks/

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UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media.  Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org

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