17 Non-Profit Organizations That Need Your Support in 2017

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Planned Parenthood

One hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood started as a resource for women who lacked the information and care they needed to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams.

If President-Elect Donald Trump has his way, Planned Parenthood could be defunded and millions of women (especially poor women) will lose the access to good healthcare.

"Eliminating Planned Parenthood’s approximately $550 million in federal funding — most of it through Medicaid — would be abortion opponents’ most tangible victory since 2007, when the Supreme Court upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions. That would mean low-income women in Medicaid wouldn’t be able to go to Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings, contraception or other health services unrelated to abortion. Republicans say they will redirect the funding that would have gone to Planned Parenthood to community health centers, which do not provide abortion."

Over the past century, PP has evolved into a trusted healthcare provider for men, women and young people.This non-profit provides vital services to communities such as reproductive healthcare and sex education. Everyone in the community is guaranteed high-quality, affordable healthcare.

Planned Parenthood is leading the reproductive rights movement with 8 million activists nationwide educating members of Congress, parents and faith leaders. These activists fight for policies that promote women’s health and the right to allow individuals with resources to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Allowing men and women access to affordable contraception and in depth sex education will teach young people to make smarter decisions when it comes to sex and family planning.

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