Target: Donald Trump, President-elect
Goal: Speak out against Republican’s plan to take funding away from Planned Parenthood.
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan announced that Republicans will yet again attempt to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, which receives reimbursements through Medicaid. Similar efforts have been made in the past but were vetoed by President Barack Obama, and this time it will be up to Donald Trump to save this women’s healthcare provider. Conservatives want to harm Planned Parenthood because the facilities provide abortion services, but tax dollars already legally cannot fund that service. These treatment centers also provide cancer screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, and reproductive health services for low-income women, who are likely to be very negatively effected if this bill is passed.
The bill posed to block funds from Planned Parenthood is the same legislation being used to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republican’s attempt to defund the women’s healthcare organization is an attempt at blocking people’s access to abortion services, which women are legally allowed to acquire. Trump praised Planned Parenthood on his campaign trail for all the good work it does for millions of women, but he has also spoken against it. Calling on his daughter Ivanka Trump might also help to persuade the President-elect. Sign this petition demanding that Trump veto the measure to defund Planned Parenthood.
Dear President-elect Trump,
Republicans are once again trying to deny funds to an organization that helps millions of underprivileged women every year. Planned Parenthood provides treatment for cancer, STDs, and reproductive health issues. Already, it is illegal for taxpayer dollars to go toward abortion services, so defunding the program would only hurt those seeking these other treatment.
It is a woman’s right as a human being to make decisions about her body and take advantage of abortion services if needed. Making it more difficult for women to come by these services will only force them to seek out far less ethical and healthy methods. For these reasons I ask that you please speak out against the GOP’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and promise to veto the bill if it comes to your desk.
[Your Name Here]
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