Arkansas Monitor - July 3


Dear supporter,

The past few weeks we’ve been celebrating the strength and activism of LGBTQ people at Pride events across our affiliate. In the face of relentless attempts to undo progress and attack LGBTQ people’s health, rights, and lives, we are reaffirming our commitment to building a world where no one experiences discrimination or violence because of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Northwest Arkansas Pride

Northwest Arkansas Pride

We’re currently in a state of emergency for access to reproductive health care in our country. As always, anti-abortion politicians and state “leaders” seem to be doing everything they can to cut off access to care in our state, including safe and legal abortion.We believe that LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights are inextricably linked, and we must recognize that attacks on reproductive health and rights are an attack on all of us. 

This disaster is years in the making, and we can’t ignore the detrimental harm it’s doing to people in our state any longer: increasing maternal mortality rates, skyrocketing STD rates, and creating even more barriers to basic health care.

Will you make a commitment to support our advocacy work and protect the range of services that Planned Parenthood provides to patients? Here are a few easy ways to get involved in our work right now.

  1. Attend one (or more!) of our events below.

  2. Volunteer with us.

  3. Share your story about why Planned Parenthood matters to you.

  4. Make a donation.

  5. Follow us on Twitter.

  6. Schedule an appointment at your local Planned Parenthood.


In solidarity,

Gloria Pedro
Arkansas Manager of Public Policy & Organizing
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes


ACLU, Planned Parenthood, abortion clinic sue over new state anti-abortion laws, Arkansas Times

“'Arkansas politicians are trying to ban abortion one law at a time,’ said Dr. Brandon J. Hill, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. ‘Preventing qualified physicians from providing safe, legal abortion services goes against medical evidence and sound practice to push abortion out of reach for people across Arkansas. Politicians keep trying to interfere with our patients’ rights, but we remain committed to fighting on their behalf.’”

Will you make a gift to support our work in Arkansas?