Hello Dear Readers,
My apologies for my long absence, but I’ve been engaged in IRL activism for prochoice and anti-DV causes lately and have sadly neglected my blogging.
To make up for it, I have a super easy action for you to take today. All it will require is a quick copy and paste to your email, and a click of the send button.
Want more details? Then read on.
Today, through a tweet from an antichoice activist, I discovered the Abby Johnson, through LieSiteNews was asking antichoicers to write to United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek to tell him to stop his support of Planned Parenthood.
Apparently Abby still receives emails from her former position as a Planned Parenthood worker, and one informed her that a fundraising gala for Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast had involved Mr. Smisek as a donor.
She immediately sent out a call for action, so I’m doing the same.
Below, I’ve copied the quick email I sent to Mr. Smisek this morning.
Please copy and send to him as well at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till next time,
Dear Mr. Smisek
As a frequent flier on Star Alliance airlines (primarily United and US Airways), I wanted to thank you for your support of Planned Parenthood, and to ask that you continue this support.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is the fourth largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation, providing desperately needed, quality reproductive health care to Gulf Coast residents. For instance, in FY2010, they provided services to more than 100,000 patients, including family planning, HIV counseling and testing, and treatment for cervical dysplasia. They provided 14,606 Pap tests, 98,809 test for sexually transmitted infections, and 25,800 HIV prevention counseling and testing visits. In addition, nearly 11,000 people received information on reproductive and sexual health through their outreach and education activities, and they helped to prevent an estimated 17,579 unintended pregnancies.
As I’m sure you know, countless women in the United States, including the Gulf Coast rely on Planned Parenthood to fulfill their reproductive and other health needs, and providing funding and support to their efforts is crucial, especially as the organization comes under attack from members of the far right.
Thank you again for your support.