Today is "Pink Out Day." People around the country--including Pittsburgh*--are rallying in support of Planned Parenthood as once again, congressional Republicans (and Republican presidential candidates) continue their relentless attacks on reproductive health care. They do this even to the point of threatening to shut down the government, despite the fact that government funds do not go to paying for abortions.
One in five American women have received care at a Planned Parenthood health center. And in 2013, Planned Parenthood served 2.7 million women, men, and young people. Maybe that's why USA Today found that Americans back government support for the group by more than 2-1.
If you're not already at a rally, you can still participate:
Let them know that we're sick of this bullshit.
Wear pink to show your support for women's health and for Planned Parenthood, and make sure your friends know why. Share a #PinkOut selfie to #StandwithPP on social media. Pink Out your Facebook and/or Twitter profile image.
* Thank you Lynn Cullen, and City Councilman Dan Gilman!