Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stand Up For Planned Parenthood in Detroit this Saturday!

It has been just over two weeks since Donald Trump was sworn into office as President of the United Stated of America, but a lot has happened in those two weeks. Those of us that disagree with Mr. Trump have been consistently disappointed as he has attacked the things that we hold closest to our hearts. From the failed strike in Yemen to the promise of building a wall, he has shown us that we are going to have to fight him tooth and nail to keep the things that we hold most dear.

Personally, a women's right to choose what happens to her body is one of the most important issues that is under attack today. I believe that if women don't have the right to control how and when they have children, they are not really free and they are not really equal, Furthermore, access to reproductive education and contraceptives is vital to a women's life and we need to do everything we can to give everyone access to making the best choices for their families. Donald Trump and his administration have made it clear that they are going to focus on taking away as many of those rights as possible and, to put it simple, we won't put up with this bullshit. The right to choose is non-negotiable. It is a constitutional right and we won't let it be attacked like this.

That being said, the right is planning to hold a protest against Planned Parenthood this Saturday, February 11th. In response to the anti-choice protest, pro-choice supporters are planning to gather to show our support for Planned Parenthood. In case you're not familiar with PP and what they do you can learn more here. They provide vital reproductive services in places where people do not have the access to the care that they deserve. I personally used them for years when I wasn't able too afford healthcare and I donate to them every month because of it. Pro-choice supporters will be meeting at 4229 Cass Ave. at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday. Signs in support of Planned Parenthood and pink clothing to show your solidarity are encouraged. For more information and updates on the peaceful counter protest, follow the event on Facebook here.


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