“I Have Sex” — students speak out against ideological attack on Planned Parenthood.
With thanks for the tip to What:
“Students at Wesleyan have sex, tell you about it in a video protest against the House vote to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding.”
A message from students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. They write:
In order to “balance the budget” the House of Representatives recently announced the intention to strip all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. This is unacceptable. It’s time to face reality: many young people have sex, and need to know how to stay safe and healthy. Even those who have chosen to wait still need to know how to be safe and healthy when begin their sexual activity. This extreme ideological measure threatens our youth’s ability to choose their own future.
In many parts of America, Planned Parenthood is the only place young people can go to learn about safe sex, access contraceptives, or have a simple question about “down there” answered.
With all the rhetoric centering on “government waste,” Congress’s refusal to close multi-billion dollar corporate tax loopholes and instead eliminate essential, multi-million dollar sexual health programs is beyond hypocritical.
We are starting a student movement to make sure elected leaders know: Americans have sex, and we stand with Planned Parenthood.
Top two comments on youtube right now:
Guess what, we don’t get to just say that we don’t want to pay for something. I am personally disgusted by the brutal murdering of FULLY-FORMED Afghan civilians by our military, but yet I don’t get to say that my taxes shouldn’t go to that. Don’t use planned parenthood and don’t get abortions if you don’t want to, but you have no right to say that others can’t.
Why aren’t all you hardworking Americans out there who are upset that you’re hard earned dollars go to PP, more irate about the fact that you are bearing the tax burden of large corporation who find loopholes to pay NO TAXES? That is the other side of this, the GOP is using the guise of fiscal responsibility to push an agenda. If they really cared about fiscal responsibility Bank of America wouldn’t have PAID 0 DOLLARS in taxes last year. Get mad about that.