We know the truth about Planned Parenthood. We know how important this organization is in the lives of the people it serves. We are those people. We have stories. On Thursday, July 7, we will share them.
Please join What Tami Said and Shakesville for "My Planned Parenthood," a blog carnival devoted to sharing the stories of the women and men helped by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and other Planned Parenthood branches.
Share your personal story of being helped by Planned Parenthood of Indiana or Planned Parenthood in another state. Link your story to why it is important that the organization continue to thrive. We are particularly interested in the stories of Indiana residents, but welcome other bloggers to take part. Planned Parenthood is under attack in states throughout the country, including Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas. We need to hear ALL voices.
All posts should be scheduled to publish by 9 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, July 7.
— Spread the word about this blog carnival through your blog, word of mouth and social media. On Twitter, use hashtag #MyPP. Post the My Planned Parenthood graphic on your blog and link it to this announcement. (See code on Shakesville.)
— Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to participate. Include the name of your blog and its URL.
— Write your post. We may ask you to include a .jpg carnival graphic with information on how to support Planned Parenthood in your post.
— Schedule your post to publish by 9 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, July 7. If you can, send a direct link to your post to one of the email addresses above before July 7. What Tami Said and Shakesville will publish the names and links to all participating blogs in a stub post on July 7.
— Continue to spread the word and direct people to blog carnival posts.
If you are not a blogger, but would like to share your story, send it to one of the emails above and we will publish it on our websites. (Material published on our blogs is subject to our editorial approval.) Be sure to include your home state and a "handle" that needn't be your real name.
We will NOT link to any anti-choice or anti-Planned Parenthood posts. We will verify content at links.
Friday, July 01, 2011
I will blog about my experience with Planned Parenthood on every one of my blogs on July 7 and I hope you will too! In the meanwhile, read Tami's article about this or read Shakesville to find out about the blog carnival. If you want to review significant rulings on a woman's right to privacy before you write, I suggest you read A Woman's Right to Privacy: Historic US Supreme Court Decisions (LandMark Case Law). I like Tami's blog in general and Melissa's on Shakesville too because I grew up in Indiana and seemed to never have anyone in power speaking for me, and it is good to know that I was not alone... I just wish the situation had changed so that Tami and Melissa did have to deal with the same anti-woman State Governance that I did. Well okay, our situations differ a tiny bit. Duh! I used plan Parenthood in Indiana throughout my twenties as my primary medical service provider and that was 30 years ago! Indiana was a more liberal place then. The rabid Right Wing hatred was there but it was kept to a seething mass under the surface and not publicly celebrated. And then I moved to Arizona.... double "duh!"
[Aside: Some time I will write about how State's Rights f*cks with the most educated among America's population as those with advanced degrees often have to move to University or Corporate towns in states that despise us and have no representation of our demographic groups in order to get a job. The choice for my husband and I was Georgia or Arizona. Tucson won out. Arizona's natural beauty won out. But the regressive politics of AZ f*cks us over every chance it gets.]
But back to the topic at hand. From Melissa's post on Shakesville: