Video: Next Generation of FL Planned Parenthood Activists Protect Access to Women’s Health Care in DC
In July 2009, 12 young leaders from Florida joined over 200 of their peers from across the nation at the Planned Parenthood Youth Organizing and Policy Summit. A sea of bright pink health care T-shirts took over Capitol Hill, as Planned Parenthood young activists visited members of Congress to ensure that access to women's health care is included in health care reform. Watch the video here...
There is much controversy over shows such as “16 and Pregnant” on the MTV network and the media coverage of high-profile teen pregnancies, like that of Jamie-Lynn Spears or Bristol Palin. The dilemma: Is this sort of attention bringing awareness of the harsh realities of teen pregnancy - providing a teachable moment on an issue that should matter to the American public? Or, does this attention serve only to romanticize the concept of giving birth in one’s teen years… and normalizing it in the process?
On Saturday, June 6th, anti-choice extremists across the country gathered around doctors’ offices, health centers, pharmacies and public spaces to protest something that most American women have used or will use at some point in their life, and a majority of Americans strongly support: birth control.