Women’s Right should never be in any state of conflict. Taking away such an incredible resource for Woman’s Health sounds criminal to me. As a man, I do not believe I have the right to say what a woman can and can’t do with her own body. For so many women, this is their access to healthcare and should never be taken away. I will be doing whatever I can to help protect Planned Parenthood. Fight for all the women around us, fight for the women you love.
With the results of the 2016 election and Elect President Trump going into Office for the next 4 years, a lot is going to change. One of the changes that strikes a large nerve in my heart is the defunding of Planned Parenthood. As someone who feels very strongly about women's rights and Pro-Choice, I don't feel that this is acceptable. After hearing the devastating news about this, this is our time to act. Planned Parenthood isn't giving up and neither should we. (Click here for their mission statement against the defunding) They are fighting for what they believe in, women's healthcare and rights, and refuse to back away from such a serious issue. Planned Parenthood offers free access to information, birth control, contraceptives, free health exams, STD screening, and access to abortions. I refuse to sit back and allow this all to be taken away from the women and men of this world. As a male, I don't feel that it is my place to be able to say what a woman can and can't do with her own body. Nobody else is in control of her body and they should be in control of their own reproductive health care. Women of this world deserve every ounce of respect and every right that a man has. Let's come together and tackle this head on and make sure they keep their doors open regardless of the current circumstances!
What can I do?
Planned Parenthood has begun an Action Fund on their website (which you can find here) As an organization that receives it's funding from government funding and donations, it's up to us to help support and fight back. You can be directed to their Action Fund donation page and donate to help. Also, on my end, for every sale I make off of my patterns, finished products, and future endeavors, I will be donating 15% of each sale directly towards Planned Parenthood! You can purchase anything from my Etsy shop!
As many people are now in fear, anguish, and pure anger, this is not the time to attack one another based on another person's vote for President. Regardless if you are Independent, Republican, Democrat, or anything between, we are Americans, but above all else, we are humans. We all share this same planet and change won't happen unless we make it happen. Using this time to hate one another won't solve the peace that we desire. Lets get off of our screens and make a difference and work TOGETHER. Don't let one event change the the progress we've made as a nation, we the people have power in numbers to make a change. Being one person, it doesn't feel like you can do much. But together, we can change anything.