At UUSM, we believe in actively opposing attacks on women’s reproductive rights. Access to reproductive health care and sex education are threatened and abridged through dangerous bills, regulations, and executive actions. Opponents of safe, legal abortion have stepped up their use of state legislation to thwart medical decisions about pregnancy that are best left between a patient and their doctor. Among these are restrictions on nonsurgical abortion and mandatory ultrasounds, waiting periods, and state-scripted counseling that inject bias and politics into the medical treatment room.
For more than 100 years, Planned Parenthood has played a key role in public health by providing high-quality and affordable sexual and reproductive services. These services are needed more than ever as states seek to overturn Roe v Wade. Through a national network of more than 600 health centers operated by their affiliates, Planned Parenthood provides education and outreach to more than a million people every year. They provide preventive care, including birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and screenings for cervical and other cancers. They deliver programs, resources, and tools in classrooms, communities, and online to help people make informed choices about their sexuality and relationships.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation program supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to Planned Parenthood. Your donations will help Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. continue its work in delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and Planned Parenthood. To give right now, text “$20 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.) Or visit Make a Donation at uusm.org and reference Generous Congregation. Thank you.