March 4, 2011
On Wednesday, March 2, Yale students marched with banners and signs from Dwight Hall to City Hall to rally in support of Planned Parenthood and against the Pence Amendment, a recent amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to strip Planned Parenthood of all its federal funding. The rally was hosted by the Liberal Party of the YPU, the Yale Women’s Center, and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Broad Recognition was there to march and take photos, posted below.
For more information, read this press release by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/statement-cecile-richards-president-planned-parenthood-federation-america-passage-pence-bill-el-36226.htm.
There are several ways to show your support for Planned Parenthood.
To sign an online petition, visit istandwithplannedparenthood.org.
Call Senator Richard Blumenthal at (860) 258-6940 and/or Senator Joe Lieberman at (860) 549-8463 to thank them for their past support of Planned Parenthood and to urge them to stand strong for women’s health.
You can also text “I Stand with PP” to 69866.
Alexandra Dennett is a junior in Yale College. She is a staff photographer for Broad Recognition.