Wednesday, February 16, 2011

URGENT: Planned Parenthood under attack

Congress could vote as soon as today to cut all federal funds from Planned Parenthood health centers. Can you call Rep. McCarthy right away and urge her to vote "no"?

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Report your call
Dear MoveOn member,

The House of Representatives could vote TODAY to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers.1 

If this happens, the consequences will be devastating. Planned Parenthood serves 5 million people annually—in fact, one in five American women will visit Planned Parenthood in her lifetime. And six in 10 patients who receive care at a women's health center like Planned Parenthood consider it their primary source of health care.2

This isn't funding for abortions—it's to give women access to basic health care. Funding for cancer screenings, HIV testing, birth control, and more is in danger of being cut.3

Every member of Congress needs to hear from voters who support Planned Parenthood right away—can you call Rep. McCarthy today? Tell her to vote "no" on the amendment to strip Planned Parenthood's funding.

Here's where to call:

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Progressives in Congress are fighting back. Representative Barbara Lee, among a group of Democrats leading the charge against Republican efforts to cut family planning funding, said "This is a war on women. They're trying to inject their politics and their religion into local family planning."4

But facing a concerted right-wing attack, Planned Parenthood is in real danger—and we need to speak out, now. Can you call Rep. McCarthy right away? Here's where to call:

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Then click below to let us know how it goes:

Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Eli, Carrie, Stephen, and the rest of the team


1. "Dems vow Planned Parenthood fight," Politico, February 15, 2011

2. "Who We Are," Planned Parenthood website, accessed February 15, 2011

"Next Steps for America's Family Planning Program," The Guttmacher Institute, 2009 (PDF)

3. "Planned Parenthood Action Center," Planned Parenthood website, access February 15, 2011

4. "Dems vow Planned Parenthood fight," Politico, February 15, 2011

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