Petition: Access to Sexual Reproductive Health Care for all

Following up on my note – everyone deserves access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.

Sign Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s petition now if you agree no one’s access to abortion should be determined by where they live, how much money they make, or the color of their skin. >>

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Thank you for joining us in this fight,
Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

(see the original message below)

Last month, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a dangerous Louisiana law that would have forced all but one clinic in the state to close.

This is a win, but just barely. For far too many, access to abortion is a right on paper only — Black people and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with low incomes, and those at the intersections of those identities already face barriers to care due to systemic racism, discrimination and inequality. For many of these people, abortion is already virtually out of reach.

Add your name to join Planned Parenthood Federation of America now: Everyone deserves access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. >>

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This fight is far from over. Politicians will continue to do everything they can to deny people access to safe, legal abortion. At this moment, fifteen other abortion cases are just one step away from the Supreme Court.

Join us at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in telling politicians: The right to health care should not be up for debate. Not now, not ever. >>

At Planned Parenthood, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to every person who walks through our doors, and we’re committed to protecting the health of all of our patients. We will continue fighting to break down the barriers keeping people from getting the health care they need.

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Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Abortion protesters return to Portland, Maine after court rules against them

PORTLAND, Maine — The protesters outside Portland’s Planned Parenthood clinic weren’t screaming Friday morning, but not because of a court order.

It was the first of the regularly scheduled anti-abortion demonstrations since a federal judge ruled that police may again enforce Maine’s noise ordinance against protesters outside the women’s health center. And the activists kept their admonitions to a low shout despite the decision not yet being in effect.

On Tuesday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling, finding that police can enforce the noise section of the Maine Civil Rights Act against the protesters because, as written, the law is message neutral.

The ruling is the latest step in a legal drama that started in 2015 and could now be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the issue at hand being whether or not the First Amendment gives protesters the right to scream epithets such as “Murderer!” and “Whore!” at patients entering the clinic, of course, in the name of Jesus.

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