A rally in support of Planned Parenthood drew hundreds of supporters to California's State Capitol today. They came wearing pink scarves, pink hats and pink neckties to show their support for federal funding of the reproductive health organization. That funding is being threatened by President-elect Trump and the GOP dominated Congress.
"We won't stand for it," said California State Senator Toni Atkins. She wore pink shoes and socks in support of Planned Parenthood. "Because someone has an ideology that maybe they don't like abortion services, which is one aspect and one piece of what Planned Parent provides, they want to take it all away?" Atkins said that is just not right.
"Restricting access to reproductive health services targets women of color, undocumented women, and women living below the poverty line." Actress Lena Dunham.
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Actress Lena Dunham is concerned about the GOP's continuing threats against Planned Parenthood, even though she admits they will not affect her personally. "Restricting access to reproductive health services targets women of color, undocumented women, and women living below the poverty line," Dunham told the gathering supporters. "These are the women that Donald Trump and his appointees have made very, very clear they do not value."
Dunham was joined at the rally by about a dozen legislators who also wore pink boxing gloves as they vowed to fight efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.