Stand With Planned Parenthood Against Protests On February 11th

January 27, 2017

Right-to-lifers will be protesting outside Planned Parenthood clinics around the country on February 11th.

We need to stand with Planned Parenthood, not just because their clinics make it possible for women to choose their own destinies but also because they are on the front lines of all sorts of other, essential healthcare for women (predominantly poor, under-served women) across America.

1. Check the list of planned protests now to see if one is planned near you. Those of you in NY, I've pasted the list below.

2. If a clinic near you is on the list, reach out to them to find out how you can help. They may need or want different things. You can get the contact info by entering your zip here.

3. Make a donation. You can make a gift to support your local clinic or you can donate directly to the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America or to the advocacy arm, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Planned Parenthood is a major provider not just of family planning services (including vasectomies for MEN!) but of potentially life-saving healthcare services like breast exams, testing for HIV/AIDS and other STDs testing, diabetes screening and more. Abortions account for only 3% of the services they provide. And federal funds already do NOT pay for abortions and have not for decades. See here for more info about how this works.

If you do end up at any counter protests, please keep your cool and remember that your job is to show solidarity with the women attending the clinic and the people who work there. Not only are you unlikely to change anyone's mind, you hurt the cause if you engage in name calling or violence. But pink pussy hats are okay :)


List of Anti-Planned Parenthood Protests in New York State (as of writing on 1/27 - they may be adding more...)

Planned Parenthood - Elmira Health Center
755 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (Map & Directions)
Details coming soon.

New York
Planned Parenthood - Margaret Sanger Center
26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 (Map & Directions)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 11
Sponsored by Expectant Mother Care

Planned Parenthood - Plattsburgh Health Center
66 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (Map & Directions)
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on February 11
Note: Signs wil be provided.
Sponsored by 40 Days for Life - Plattsburgh

Planned Parenthood - Poughkeepsie Health Center
178 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (Map & Directions)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on February 11

Planned Parenthood - Greece Health Center
2824 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 11

Planned Parenthood - Smithtown Health Center
70 Maple Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787 (Map & Directions)
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. on February 11

Spring Valley
Planned Parenthood - Spring Valley Health Center
25 Perlman Dr, Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Map & Directions)
Details coming soon.

Near Planned Parenthood - Troy Health Center
2nd Street and State Street, Troy, NY 12180 (Map & Directions)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Feb. 11
Note: Meet outside the Troy Music Hall

White Plains
Planned Parenthood - White Plains Health Center
175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607 (Map & Directions)

Planned Parenthood - Yonkers Health Center
20 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 (Map & Directions)
Details coming soon.
Sponsored by Advocates of Life

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