Actions for August Senate Recess
It’s time to get loud about Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nomination, Brett Kavanaugh.
Next Week is the August Senate Recess
That means U.S. Senators will be in their home states–waiting to hear from us. So every day from August 6th-10th, we will be issuing an action to The Birds and The Beehive. We’ll ask you to contact our Utah Senators and Senators from other key states, urging them to denounce Kavanaugh as the SCOTUS nominee.
Get credit for your work.
Every time you complete an action next week, you can let us know by filling out our “What I Did to Save SCOTUS” form. The goal is for our supporters to take 100 actions next week–can you help us meet that goal?
Win an exclusive swag bundle!
At the end of the week, we’ll randomly select 10 people who filled out the form to receive a super cool swag bundle. The more actions you take, the better your chances of winning–so do all of the things!
How to keep up on the action:
Check back here (Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah’s blog) for all of the actions.
Update on the Title X Gag Rule
Three months ago, the Trump administration announced its intent to institute a nationwide “gag rule“. This gag rule would cut any health care provider who gives patients information about abortion out of Title X–federal family planning money. For over 30 years, Planned Parenthood in Utah has been the sole Title X grantee in the state implementing the federal family planning program for low-income patients. Last year, Planned Parenthood of Utah provided affordable services to 36,000 Utahns using Title X funding to subsidize their reproductive health care. PP’s intention is to continue the legacy as the primary provider of Title X family planning services in Utah.
However, if Trump’s gag rule goes into effect Planned Parenthood will no longer be able to accept Title X funding. PP is not willing to adhere to the unethical medical practice standards outlined in the gag rule. To remain clear: “We will resist this rule with everything we have.” Planned Parenthood will continue to provide its patients with information on all of their health care options–including information on how to access safe, legal abortion. And all PP patients will continue to receive all of the information they need to live their most healthy, happy life.
Stay tuned for more information as the final rule is considered and on potential actions that you can take to apply pressure on the Trump administration to withdraw their unprecedented gag rule that flies in the face of health equity in our state.
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