Oklahoma Monitor - August 6

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Dear supporter,

If anyone had any doubts before, what we’ve seen this year should make it very clear: we are in a state of emergency for sexual and reproductive health care in America. It’s not a problem that anyone can simply hope will get better. It’s an emergency and a nationwide crisis — and we need to respond in kind.

Unlike a state of emergency that is called after natural disasters, this is a man-made disaster that is resulting in people’s lives being in danger. And people of color, trans people, and people in rural areas face some of the worst health outcomes. To respond to this disaster, we are calling on everyone to join us for this all hands on deck moment. 

Anti-abortion politicians have said that they will put forth an extreme anti-abortion measure that would change the Oklahoma Constitution to outlaw abortion. This legislation is part of a broader effort to restrict and end access to safe, legal abortion in our state. We need your help so that we can continue fighting to keep personal decisions about reproductive health care just that –– personal, and not made by politicians. 

Your continued support is crucial right now. There is still much work to do in Oklahoma, and we need your help every step of the way. We hope you’ll stand with Planned Parenthood in one, or more, of the following ways:

  1. Attend an event below.

  2. Volunteer with us.

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

  4. Make a donation.

  5. Follow Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes Oklahoma on Twitter.

  6. Schedule an appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center near you.

Lastly, we still need volunteers for our Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP), where we engage with patients in our health centers to connect them to our advocacy work. HCAP volunteer shifts are during health center hours Monday through Friday (and Saturdays in OKC) at our locations in Edmond, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. Get started by attending a one-hour HCAP Volunteer Training! Our next one is Thursday, August 29, from 6-7 p.m. The training is online, so you can attend from anywhere you have internet access.

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In solidarity,

Tamya Cox-Toure
Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes

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Planned Parenthood president says people will go “extreme” lengths to “criminalize women,” CBS News

[VIDEO] “At one of the most critical moments for abortion access in nearly 50 years, Planned Parenthood's new leader Alexis McGill Johnson says the organization doesn't have the luxury of deciding whether the organization is a health care clinic or advocacy group. They've been forced to be both.”

Trump’s New Abortion Rules Could Hit Rural Communities Hardest. Just Look at Maine., VICE News

“It’s frustrating that for, much as we’re yelling and screaming and saying, ‘This is what’s going on,’ people aren’t hearing it,” Theriault said. “It’s gonna be most frustrating when it’s too late and we go under. And all of our patients are gonna be affected and all of our patients are gonna be screaming. But then it’ll be too late.”

Abortion fight: Tulsa clinic asks judge to delay 2015 law again amid renewed legal challenge, Tulsa World

"The Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic is asking Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong to keep an injunction against House Bill 1721 in place while it appeals her decision to let the law stand to the Oklahoma Supreme Court."

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