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UUWF Stands Up for Planned Parenthood

The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) stands up in support of continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its key role in the reproductive health of women across the country.

161_LEWIS,_KIRSTIE_07-2010“Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion care providers means millions could lose access to their trusted, high-quality care provider,” said Dr. Kirstie Lewis, president of the UUWF. “It’s shameful that politicians using a widely discredited, biased attack against Planned Parenthood which has been orchestrated by a small group of zealots, are pushing legislation that would take away women’s health care.”

Along with so many people of faith, particularly women, we applaud Planned Parenthood and their incredible and necessary work. In this spirit, we gave a special $10,000 gift to PPFA and encourage you to donate generously.

UUWF suggests that you make a gift via mail or telephone and specify that you are making a tribute donation “In honor of UUWF.” Mail it to:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Attn: Donor Services
434 West 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001

Or call 800-430-4907 option 3.

You can donate online at: www.plannedparenthood.org/donate.

For more than 50 years, the UUWF has been a voice for Unitarian Universalist women and for other women and girls across the country, working to advance justice for women and girls and promoting their spiritual growth. Over our history, the UUWF has spoken out for the right of individual conscience in decisions about family planning, and has worked in concert with many others to secure access to contraception and abortion.

We were a founding member of what is now the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and sit on its coordinating council. In 1990, our Ministry to Women Award, honoring individuals or organizations that have ministered to women in an outstanding manner, went to Planned Parenthood. The UUWF underwrites a Clara Barton internship in women’s policy position, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Association, recently joining with them to implement a denominational statement of conscience on reproductive justice.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America http://www.plannedparenthood.org

UU Women’s Federation: http://www.uuwf.org

UUWF-supports-Planned-Parenthood-services-2015 (pdf)

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