The heads of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the Center for Reproductive Rights spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about why Congress needs to pass a law protecting women’s rights »
In case anyone wondered why this needed to happen - a new Planned Parenthood that has never and won’t be providing abortions, but provides women’s healthcare in an under-served area to low-income women, is facing a concerted campaign against them because supplying contraceptives is claimed to be anti-life. The Minnesota Clinic is facing the same protests as ones providing abortions, this time on the grounds that “contraceptives are dangerous”, “destroy families” and “promote sex without limits”.
It seems the success over Hobby Lobby has moved them from “we can’t be involved in supplying contraceptives” to “nobody should be allowed to obtain contraceptives.” How shocking and unpredictable. Oh, wait.
This is very true about the new clinic. I could not believe that they were doing it first! I was very upset also because the clinic is also a Spanish speaking focused clinic, and it is important to have resources for those who speak Spanish as a first/main language. Racism is blatant on the protesters side. There is a clinic similar to this one in a “nicer” part of Minneapolis that is not protested whatsoever, yet does the same services.
^ As always, the “pro-life” movement hurts low-income women of color the most.