Twitter users are responding to GOP's plan to defund Planned Parenthood by saying why they #StandWithPP.
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday that Republicans will move to defund Planned Parenthood as a part of the bill to dismantle Obamacare, The Hill reports. This will happen by way of a "reconciliation" bill that prevents Democrats from instigating a filibuster against it, and means that Republicans wont need 60 votes to win the plan to cut off federal dollars to the reproductive health nonprofit.
For many women who rely on Planned Parenthood for regular access to reproductive health services, this means that their worst fears from the Trump/Pence campaign are coming true. The last time Planned Parenthood was defunded under the same ruling, it cut off funding for a full year. In the face of the ruling, the internet's best feminists have taken to Twitter, using the hashtag #StandWithPP to promote awareness for the essential services that the nonprofit provides.
While this war against women's reproductive rights rages on, take solace in the many strong voices who are standing with Planned Parenthood. You might even learn a bit more about the many things they've done to help women with their health issues:
#StandWithPP they were there when I needed them. Compassionate Care— Janette Knows (@DawnaRickelz) January 6, 2017
PP has helped more women in the last year than this GOP congress has in the last 8 years. #StandWithPP— Carol Bliss Quinn (@Bliss_quinn) January 6, 2017
#StandWithPP because I don't want rich white men deciding my health.— joanna (@joannafruit) January 6, 2017
We must join every other major country & guarantee health care for all, not throw millions of women off excellent health care. #StandWithPP— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 5, 2017
When Gov Pence defunded PP, he created one of the worst modern US HIV/AIDS outbreaks. Speaker Ryan wishes to make it nationwide #StandWithPP— NC WV Young Dems (@ncwvyoungdems) January 6, 2017
#StandWithPP it's important that we have access to std testing, cancer screening, and birth control— Kylie Colwell (@kyliecolwell_) January 6, 2017
Why do all these white dudes get to decide what happens inside my uterus? 😳#StandWithPP— Amanda J (@sparkly_unicorn) January 6, 2017
And one for the boys:
#StandWithPP They also provide healthcare to MEN I got my vasectomy at Planned Parenthood, Thank You Planned Parenthood— M A K (@MAK7591) January 6, 2017