'Mom' star Janney visits, donates to Planned Parenthood

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 7, 2017

Allison Janney paid a visit to the president of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, and she came bearing gifts: 250,000 of them! They pointed out the show addresses issues that include teen pregnancy. They said that sum would otherwise have been spent on a promotional campaign for "Mom" to woo Emmy judges.

"I don't think Planned Parenthood should get a dollar of state money - not even a dime", said Cash, a Republican who will be filling the Senate seat that Bryant gave up when he became lieutenant governor in January.

"We don't NOT want to be considered for Emmys", Janney said. SC gests about $5.6 million annually in Title X funds that it distributes to health care clinics, none of which are abortion providers, for family planning and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Planned Parenthood operates only one of three abortion clinics in the state, but it receives the brunt of criticism from South Carolina Republicans who oppose abortion.

"It's not just about our donation", Janney added, "but also to raise awareness of what's happening, and encourage other people to donate as well".

Noting that there's "a lot of anxiety among women right now, particularly in the heartland of America where they are desperately concerned about losing access to affordable health care", Baker said that Tuesday's visit sends a powerful message.

Janney also discussed her own personal history with Planned Parenthood, revealing that her great-grandmother worked with Margaret Sanger, the trailblazing birth-control activist who established the organization that would evolve into Planned Parenthood. The state's Medicaid director has testified Planned Parenthood received a total of $300,000 over five years for non-abortion services such as cancer screenings and contraceptives.

"This organization has been close to me and my family for a long time", she said. "Twenty years ago, I worked in the national office in fundraising", she said, admitting that being back at Planned Parenthood headquarters felt like a homecoming.

Richards said the number of sustaining donors who contribute monthly had quintupled since the election.

"We've been in the crosshairs of this Congress and this White House for the last several months", said Richards. "We're fighting very hard to keep that from happening".

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