The Internet Is Going Pink Today and Here’s Why You Should Too

If you have been following the media as of late, the steady attacks on women’s health care should come of no surprise to you.

With all that’s been circulating the net, legislators have launched a missile on Planned Parenthood-and they’re determined to hit their target.

The non-profit has been one of the biggest supporters for female reproductive health and rights for all sexes.

The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 has moved forward in Congress, and that means changes that will affect women throughout all low states. In Iowa, The Atlantic reports that Planned Parenthood services are facing a repeal-and-replace, following Friday’s abandoned Affordable Care Act repeal.

As reported by Bustle, Planned Parenthood’s fundings are 40% made up of federal budget. The Hyde Amendment passed in 1976, has restricted legislation’s most addressed objective- the use of federal fundings to support abortion.

Ironically, abortions only take up 3% of the non-profit’s funding, with contraception serving 35% of the organization’s funds.

Planned Parenthood supporters are now taking part in the #IStandWithPP  and #PinkOut campaign that’s reigned over social media.

Join Pink Out Day: We stopped this attack on Planned Parenthood health centers and patients — but the fight over care is far from over. Help us rebuild and protect health care for millions.

“The federal government is now in the hands of extremist lawmakers who have tried for years to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers and cut patients off from care. If they succeed, millions will lose the care they rely on each year, with people of color, those with low incomes, and folks in rural areas most affected,” reads the Planned Parenthood Action Fund petition statement.

Planned Parenthood has also asked its supporters to utilize social media. Taking pink selfies, or tagging content with #IStandWithPP. Websites like Thunderclap will keep you updated on the movement.

Politicians like Bernie Sanders, have shown their support by using hashtags.

Planned Parenthood has stood by women for over 100 years. Women across the country are showing their support by tagging their pinked-out selfies.

Show your support by hash-tagging and giving the camera a big smile. Supporters also have websites like Thunderclap available for regularly scheduled posts.

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