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planned parenthood

15 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Department of Health and Human, HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Reject Trump's Domestic Gag Rule

The Trump administration just introduced a gag rule that will ban clinics like Planned Parenthood which receive Title X funding from providing or even referring their clients to abortion services. This is the worst attack yet on our reproductive rights, and it could impact 4 million people  – many of whom are my family and loved ones. I relied on Planned Parenthood when I had a pregnancy scare at age 20. Luckily I turned out not to be pregnant – but their services helped me navigate what was a tense situation. I believe everyone should have access to the kind of non-judgemental and warm care I received that day. The administration is portraying this gag rule as an attempt to further separate government money from abortion services but the truth is clinics have never been allowed to use government funds to perform abortions. This is a direct attack on marginalized women and Planned Parenthood, which serves 41% of patients who get care through Title X-funded health services. Title X is critical for the health of low-income families. These patients are disproportionately low-income people of color and this gag rule will deny them access to birth control, STI testing and treatment, and cancer screenings. This gag rule is so outrageous it even bans clinics from mentioning abortion on their website. Abortion is not a bad word. It is a safe procedure that should remain legal. I can’t stand by and watch people I love lose access to these life-saving services. We know that enormous social pressure has caused Trump to change his mind before, so will you rise up for women’s right to reproductive healthcare? Add your name to demand that Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reject Trump’s ban.

Elsa Mata
7,282 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Planned Parenthood, always, U by Kotex, Schools and School Boards

Free Menstrual Products in Middle School and High School Restrooms

Free menstrual products in school can have a lasting effect on a young woman’s life. By having free menstrual products in school restrooms, girls will have a more comfortable and worry-free experience while having their periods during school.Instead of focusing on the possible consequences of not being prepared for their periods, young girls can focus on their education. Girls will not have to ask their neighbor for a tampon or pad in an emergency. Instead, young girls can feel assured that if they have an emergency, supplies will be at their ready. Low-income families sometimes have a hard time purchasing period products because of the expensive cost of these needed products. A box of tampons can cost up to $10 or more, and can be even more pricey for better quality products. Pads can be anywhere between $7 and $15. Some low-income families have to wait for their next paycheck to buy menstrual supplies, and that may not match up with the girl’s cycle. With free menstrual products in schools, girls living in low-income families will not have to worry when their parents' next paycheck will come in. They can instead have easy access to supplies, and do not have to feel embarrassed about not having anything to catch their menstrual blood. If we do not get this to happen in schools, girls will continue to feel uncomfortable and unprepared in situations when they need menstrual products. However, if we do get this to happen, girls will feel secure and safe in schools, and instead have the ability to focus on their learning rather than if they have an extra pad or tampon. Simply putting menstrual products in school can change a young girl’s life, and make her more confident knowing that she will be protected no matter what kind of emergencies happen. Please sign this petition and change girls’ lives!  

Sarah Smith
996 supporters