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The efforts of the hard-right to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood has resulted in a surge in donations to the under-fire non-profit organization.
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s email activist list grew by 1,000 subscribers per day at the height of the budget debate.
With the budget battle putting women’s health issues front and center, reproductive health groups tell POLITICO they’ve seen an unprecedented surge in activism at a time when many supporters had grown complacent, less fazed by legislative threats now that a president who supports abortion rights is at the helm. On-line gifts to Planned Parenthood added up to a 500 per cent increase.
The women of America, and the men who support their rights, have made a statement that says “we are ready to fightback.” If the democratic party has any brains at all, it should force this issue to be front and center in the upcoming campaign season. Nothing galvanizes women more than having politicians tell them what to do with their uterus.