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Today, I received a letter from Planned Parenthood requesting donations so they can continue fighting for abortion rights.

I underlined every time their letter substituted 'people' for 'woman' and wrote 'woman' next to it. (17)

I wrote 'thank you' next to the 6 times they actually said 'woman.'

I put a note on the front saying "I support what you are fighting for, but cannot give money to an organization that replaces the word 'woman' with 'people.'

Then I tucked it all in the postage-paid envelope and put it in the mailbox.

Today, I received a letter from Planned Parenthood requesting donations so they can continue fighting for abortion rights. I underlined every time their letter substituted 'people' for 'woman' and wrote 'woman' next to it. (17) I wrote 'thank you' next to the 6 times they actually said 'woman.' I put a note on the front saying "I support what you are fighting for, but cannot give money to an organization that replaces the word 'woman' with 'people.' Then I tucked it all in the postage-paid envelope and put it in the mailbox.

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[–] Nediljka_Orwell 22 points Edited

Next time make a copy and mail it to the president of PP too. And your local PP offices, if applicable. Alotta times orgs like that farm out their fundraising processing, and even if they don’t, whoever opens that envelope is probably a volunteer or low wage worker bee, and may just throw it in the trash without it getting the right attention.

Yeah, their mail doesn't get opened by PP, it's handled by a third-party who handles their donations, so they won't see any protest.

When I first peaked, back before Dr. Wen came and went, I did write letters expressing my concern about their introducing "gender care" to my national and state chapters, using my name and address. I did not receive replies, but I started getting beg letters.

Then I bought a ticket to go to a local PP event, and they called me to tell me they were refunding my money, that it would be better if I didn't go, and they refused to take any other answer. Oh, and they had called me at work, at a number and location I had not shared with them. In-ter-esting.

Interesting indeed! Nice intimidation move there. They have a blacklist apparently... and didn't trust that you'd behave if you had attended. Chicken shits.

But of course they are- this movement is loaded with quivering, sniveling, unscrupulous cowards.

The ACLU once sent me a sticker that said "listen to dissent" (or something of the sort)... I'd been throwing their mail in the trash since I stopped donating, but that sticker got me angry enough that I stuck that right back on their letter and wrote that they should listen to women who are concerned about their sex-based rights and mailed it back postage-paid.

Good! We need new orgs that are truly women centered.

Good! We need new orgs that are truly women centered.

Yep. Though I think its abhorrent that women need to rely on political organizations for abortion access (which, as we saw with PP, can be co-opted by special interests and taken from us on a whim). Abortion should be accessible from normal hospitals and OBGYN clinics. Not a specialty service from a handful of specialized abortion organizations that care more about politics and profit than women's health

Abortion should be accessible from normal hospitals and OBGYN clinics.

This is what I've always said.

It prevents harassment from nutcases since they would have no idea who is there getting what service. It just makes so much more sense.

Nutcases picket my local PP with their big gory signs. They either don’t know that abortions are actually farmed out to an office several miles away, or don’t care because there’s more traffic by the main PP clinic.

it prevents harassment from nutcases since they would have no idea who is there getting what service. It just makes so much more sense.

Protection from nutcases is an important point as well. It would be harder for them to target abortion providers if they didn't know at a glance which OB offices provide them and which do not. Not to mention providing more discretion for the patients

Now I will watch for a similar campaign flyer and follow your lead! I may add a comment about hormone treatments though too

[–] Gwen 11 points

Bravo!! Hit them in the wallet, they'll have to notice that.

More than this silly erasure of women, I worry about their informed consent model (same-day testosterone injection with no doctor note, no therapist involved, nada).

I like that approach. I've got a few from PP that are sitting around because I haven't had the energy to write out another letter. I'm going to do this!

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