Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, Jenny Slate, Aisha Tyler, Lena Dunham and other celebs #StandWithPP

Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, Jenny Slate, Aisha Tyler, Lena Dunham and other celebs #StandWithPP

During an ongoing attack from anti-abortion extremists and an effort by Republican leaders in the Senate to block Planned Parenthood patients from federal benefits, dozens of celebrities have tweeted and Instagrammed their support for Planned Parenthood.

“I stand with Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood stands up for me,” Scarlett Johansson said in her video, posted on Instagram.

“Planned Parenthood has stood by women and their families for nearly 100 years. Now it's our turn to #standwithPP,” Lena Dunham tweeted. The actress/writer also tweeted a video sharing her support.

On Instagram, Laverne Cox captioned a quote from civil rights Audre Lorde with a series of supportive hashtags: “Wonderful thought to start the day @Regrann from @ppillinoisaction - Be powerful, don't be afraid. #PPGeneration #SpeakUp #DontbeAfraid #StandwithPP #WontBackDown 
#KeepStanding #Heroes #BeStrong #AudreLorde #reprorights" 

“I stand by Planned Parenthood because every woman needs a safe and supportive place to make her choice," Gaby Hoffman said in a video.

Felicity Huffman posted a video saying, “I stand with Planned Parenthood because reproductive rights are human rights.”

Kristen Bell shared a video on Twitter, saying, “I stand with Planned Parenthood because I want my girls to have access to birth control behind my back one day.”

Aisha Tyler posted a video saying, “I stand with Planned Parenthood because every woman deserves to be the architect of her own destiny.”

These celebrities aren’t alone: A poll released this week shows that 64 percent of voters, including 72 percent of Independents, do not agree with the Senate’s attempt to block Planned Parenthood patients from care.

Other celebrities — including John Legend, Sarah Paulson, Rose McGowan, and Samantha Ronson— have retweeted in support of Planned Parenthood.

The statements of support come during a smear campaign using heavily-edited, widely-debunked videos — part of a decade-long pattern of harassment by extremists obsessed with banning abortion and preventing women from accessing preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Extreme anti-abortion politicians are using this attack to justify legislation that would block Planned Parenthood patients from receiving  birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and testing, and other services.

More support:

America Ferrera: “The Senate votes on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood at 5:30pm! Get on the phone NOW & tell your senators to#StandWithPP: 202-224-3121.”

Julianne Nicholson: “I stand behind Planned Parenthood because I believe in equality for women and their right to choose.”

Kathleen Turner: “I support Planned Parenthood, because every child should be wanted.”

Sarah Silverman: “Abortion is still legal in the great U.S of A.  It would be insane not to use fetal tissue 4 science & education in such cases. #StandwithPP.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal: “1 out of every 5 women has been to Planned Parenthood. Threatening their care gets politicians nowhere FAST with me. I proudly #StandWithPP.”

Jenny Slate: “I stand with Planned Parenthood because I believe I have the right to decide what’s right for me.”

Mae Whitman:“I stand with Planned Parenthood because I believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, supported, and respected when it comes to their health, their body, and their decisions.”

Ilana Glazer: Who would be affected if #PlannedParenthood was defunded? I imagine NOT the people voting on it DURRR #StandWithPP @PPact

Nick Offerman: Don't defund Planned Parenthood, @SenatorBoxer! #StandwithPP @PPact http://WeTweet.org/PPact  @NPWF

John Early: “@tedcruz cool message you're sending to your daughters!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Selenis Leyva:  “I stand with Planned Parenthood because I believe in human rights.”

Alan Cumming: “Rand Paul & Ted Cruz are using lies and smears to get Planned Parenthood defunded.”

Ashley Judd: “@PPFA My well woman health care provider. Thank you, always, #PlannedParenthood #BeHealthy

Lindsay Ellis: “Rage-reading "The Handmaid's Tale" on my ride into Manhattan today. #StandWithPP.”

Zoe Kazan: “I support @PPact and am so grateful for the crucial healthcare they provide to women #StandWithPP.”

Lucas Neff: “Proudly for abortion and a woman's right to live whatever life she wants to live.”

KaDee Strickland: “1 out of every 5 women has been to Planned Parenthood. I have.  Politicians threatening their care not cool me. I proudly #StandWithPP!”

Lizz Winstead: “These lying freaks forget 1 in 5 women use a Planned Parenthood in her lifetime. We know what ACTUALLY goes on there. #StandWithPP #ThisWeek

Jon Daly: “I stand with Planned Parenthood @PPFA and just made a donation in @marcorubio 's name - You can too! : http://d.shpg.org/138818581t  #thanksMarco

Tyler Oakley in reply to Lena Dunham: “@lenadunham you fixing the 'w' at the end is all types of adorkable (ps i too #StandwithPP)

Dana Delany: “#PlannedParenthood has been & always will be used as a political football & the healthcare of millions of women is the cost. I#StandwithPP

Amy Brenneman: “That wasn't kind of me toward Mike Huckabee. But you know what? He's not kind toward womankind. #StandwithPP

Mara Wilson: “Tempted to call up those voting to defund Planned Parenthood and tell them, in detail, about the time I went there for a yeast infection.”

Sarah Thyre: “Most Americans are pro-choice, yet GOP jerks are still trying to end abortion access.#StandwithPP@LadyPJustice

Martha Plimpton: “Here. Have some actual facts. They're nutritious and good for you! http://www.factcheck.org/2015/07/unspinning-the-planned-parenthood-video/#.Vb8JnmuSN7k.twitter … #StandWithPP

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Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Contact

Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433

Published

August 03, 2015