Minute of Support for Planned Parenthood
Approved by Miami Friends Meeting, SEYM, Sept. 18, 2016
Planned Parenthood has recently come under extreme criticism from politicians because of allegations that have now been proven false. The current political move to defund Planned Parenthood would be disastrous. It would make it impossible for millions of Americans to obtain preventive services such as cancer screening and family planning.
Reproductive health care is a lawful human right that allows individuals to choose how to control their fertility and improve their health. Family planning is the most effective way to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
Miami Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, SEYM, recognizes the importance of Planned Parenthood clinics to millions of men and women in the country. We support these clinics throughout the US and recognize the staff members for the important services they provide.
In addition to voicing our support of Planned Parenthood, we ask ourselves as members and attenders to consider taking the following actions:
Write Letters to the Editor and OpEds supporting reproductive health in general and specifically supporting Planned Parenthood
Write to your legislators supporting reproductive health in general and specifically supporting Planned Parenthood
Volunteer to escort patients or help in other needed ways at a Planned Parenthood clinic
Donate financial support to local Planned Parenthood clinics
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