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  • Snort McDork (2677 posts)
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    Join The Vagenda-Planned Parenthood

    The groundbreaking feminist author Alice Walker once said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

    There is no way around it: as we prepare for the incoming administration, we know we will face a fight like we have never seen before. The latest news updates may seem grim, but I am more ready than ever to stand up for the thousands of individuals who are counting on us for care. We refuse to back down.

    By joining together, our voices are too powerful to be ignored.

    The stakes are high and there is much work to be done. I’ve put together this list of events taking place in multiple cities across the state of New Mexico this month so you can make your plans today to be part of the movement. January 2017 NM Vagenda RSVP List
    Please read this form to completion to RSVP to all of Planned Parenthood’s upcoming January events! RSVP for each event you would like to attend, and we will share all the information PP has on that event.

    Trying to find more on this since email was more local stuff. But basically activities centered around Trump administration and march in Washington. Won’t copy the schedule of events so I can’t share it here.  The attack on womens health is going to be ugly. My prediction.


    This is not just a state event. Fasten your seat belts. The fight is near.



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  • Silver Witch (5459 posts)
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    1. No loinger support Planned Parenthood.

    Let them have Clinton speak out for them.  Oh wait she has been silent. It is Bernie who defends them.  As he always did.

    They screwed the election by supporting Clinton they must live with the aftermath of their choices just as I do!

    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      2. +100

    • Rozinante (3695 posts)
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      3. PP made their bed, they can sleep in it.

      They backed a corporatist candidate for identity politics. They chose poorly.

      • Silver Witch (5459 posts)
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        4. Choices have repercussions.

        Sadly true. I support women. Planned parenthood did not.

    • kath (573 posts)
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      5. Same here. Stopped our monthly donation after they endorsed HerRoyalHighness

      during the primaries.

      to endorse a candidate during the general election season is one thing; to do it during primaries was totally inappropriate, especially since Bernie is better on reproductive health issues than HRH.

      Oh, and there’s that inconvenient fact of Cecile Richards’s daughter being part of HRH’s campaign…

      • Silver Witch (5459 posts)
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        6. Exactly my feelings. EXACTLY!!!

        They are no longer out to help people. Only their rich selves.

  • Pastiche (529 posts)
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    7. I got a call from someone from PP a few weeks ago.

    After listening to her spiel and thanking me for past contributions, she asked how much I would like to donate.

    My response was, Yes, I’ve giving in the past, but I will never donate again.

    She gasped and then was silent. She din’t ask me why I wouldn’t and I was so ready to tell her.

  • tiamat (675 posts)
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    8. "By joining together" by excluding half the population with Vagenda?

    After giving $25 million to Hill (yes, it was their pac) they want us back.  Not PP, not Shumer, not Pelosi.

    • Snort McDork (2677 posts)
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      9. Sorry I posted this.

      I forgot all about their contributions to Killary. I thought people would find the name “Vagenda” interesting. But thanks for the reminder.

      • tiamat (675 posts)
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        10. Sorry, I didn't mean to be snarky to you, just to them.


  • Koko (4197 posts)
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    11. Then what is the alternative?

    Is there another alternative?  Maybe a new Women’s Rights Movement will spring up without the baggage that PP is now carrying after supporting Hillary.  But, we need to keep in mind that Hillary was the logical person for PP to support and not Trump or Bernie.  So, I can’t blame them for that or urge women to withhold funding from an organization that does much good.

    I think it’s important for women to keep PP alive with support for hiring lobbyists going after the Repubs, but also to hold them accountable if they misuse their funds by supporting people who won’t hold Congress accountable.   Until another organization takes their place they are the only ones who still provide Family Planning and safe Abortion services to women who desperately need them.

    Hillary (for all her hideous faults), would have still fought for and supported U.S. Women’s Rights to have control over their bodies, if she had been elected, because that was a large part of her whole campaign strategy message running as the First Female President.

    She would have done that even knowing that she destroyed the lives and rights of Women and their Children in Libya and Syria and other places her Neocon handlers allowed her and those before her to intervene.



    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      12. "Hillary was the logical person for PP to support"

      why?  and when?

      Planned Parenthood, which has become an ideological minefield in the 2016 presidential election, said Thursday that it would endorse Hillary Clinton — its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence.



      Their endorsement came 1/2016.  Sanders bowed out around june or july 2016.

      What was so “logical” about endorsing Hillary at all and breaking PP’s previously neutral, non-partisan stance?

      What was so logical about endorsing Hillary when the primary contest wasn’t even finished?

      What would have been so “illogical” about endorsing sanders, since he’s always been on the PP side?  Because he’s a man and she’s a woman?