Why You're Seeing Pink Planned Parenthood Photos All Over Social Media Today
By Suzannah Weiss. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Twitter.
On Friday, the bill proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to make it through the House, meaning that Planned Parenthood hasn't lost federal funding—yet. But the organization is still under attack in many states. President Trump wants to defund Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions, despite the fact that taxpayer dollars don't go toward its procedures and states with more Planned Parenthood clinics are home to fewer STIs and teen births.
To demonstrate that they're not giving up, the organization and its supporters are flooding the Internet with pink today, March 29.
"Pink Out Day is time for reproductive rights supporters to show their defiance against the relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood," according to the the organization's site. "It’s a day to show anti-women’s health politicians that we will fight like hell to protect our 2.5 million patients a year and the one in five women that will go to Planned Parenthood in her life. It’s a day for people to unite and say: We resist. We are strong. And we’re not backing down—not today, not ever."
The site suggests five ways you can show solidarity:
Participate in the "thunderclap." Planned Parenthood's calling on its supporters to write social media posts in its honor at 12 p.m. ET. You can share your personal stories or reasons for supporting the organization with the hashtags #PinkOut and #IStandWithPP.
Update your profile picture. You can log on to Twibbon to add a pink filter with a Planned Parenthood logo over your Facebook or Twitter profile pictures.
Wear pink. You can also participate offline by wearing Planned Parenthood merchandise or any old pink outfit.
Share a #PinkOut selfie. Post a photo of yourself in pink clothes or with a pink filter with the hashtag #PinkOut.
Join the Facebook event. Connect with everyone else participating today by RSVPing to the Pink Out Day Facebook event. Over 2,000 people are already standing in solidarity.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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