Planned Parenthood believes in equality, self-determination, and respect. This is one of the reasons
I love working here. We believe in people and we believe sexuality is a natural part of life and that it should be
Over the ten years that I’ve worked here, Planned Parenthood has attended every NC PRIDE parade in Durham. We canvassed the crowds gathering signatures for petitions to reinstate comprehensive sex ed to public schools and to pass an anti-bullying bill, which explicitly protects the most vulnerable children. We found great support and great partners in the LGBT community. Working with Equality NC, we lobbied the NC legislature to pass the anti-bullying bill and to restore comprehensive sex education to public schools.
Then 2010 election happened.
Extreme right-wing politicians took control of both houses of the legislature for the first time in 100 years and started to turn back all progress, creating a very hostile environment for Equality, Public Education, and Reproductive Rights.
Last year, extremist politicians banned Planned Parenthood from receiving state funding for birth control and cancer screenings, slashed education funding to our schools and universities and passed an intrusive ultrasound bill that treats women as if they are not capable of making reproductive health decisions.
The Amendment is poorly written, will have unintended consequences, and will harm families by affecting unmarried couples and their children.
This Amendment simply Goes Too Far. Legal experts who have studied the Amendment language believe children will lose health insurance coverage, parents will lose custody and visitation rights and unmarried women will lose domestic violence protections if this Amendment passes.
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina urges you to PROTECT ALL NORTH CAROLINA FAMILIES and Vote AGAINST the Amendment on May 8th (Early Voting April 19-May 5.)
At 2011 NC PRIDE, we gathered cards from more than 500 activists who pledged to help us fight. And fight we will.
We will be reaching out to our supporters to educate them about the Amendment and urge them to vote AGAINST. We’ve identified a group of 6500 Planned Parenthood supporters who we want to educate on the full range of consequences of this amendment so they will vote AGAINST on May 8. We will be making calls April 11th, 12th, and 17th from 6:00-8:30pm in our Chapel Hill office.
If you’d like to help DEFEAT AMENDMENT ONE, help us reach out to these voters, email Mitchell.Price@ppcentralnc.org.