A lot of politicians are claiming that all Planned Parenthood does is provide abortion services, but people who are educated and/or have actually used Planned Parenthood services know that isn’t the truth. Planned Parenthood is an important part of the community and we must protect it.
What if... every time someone went to Planned Parenthood, they took a picture of the services they were provided or wrote a summary of their visit? I know that this would mean giving up some confidentiality, but what would Congress do if there were thousands of pictures/stories being sent in daily proving them wrong? You get a yearly PAP smear— take a picture in your stirrups giving a thumbs up! When I need blood work to test my thyroid levels— I’ll display them proudly with a smile. Got a UTI? Take a picture! Sought out counseling? Write a story!
A story thanking Planned Parenthood for their services and being sent to your Senator would disprove the notion that Planned Parenthood should have its funding taken away.
If this became big enough, I think it might help in re-educating politicians on how wrong they are and seeing personally all the people they are affecting might finally make Michelle Bachman shut the fuck up already.
http://fuckyeahplannedparenthood.tumblr.com/ is looking for exactly this. Send them your stories!