I just read on Feministing that Planned Parenthood has officially endorsed Obama.
Watch their president, Cecile Richards, announce their endorsement, and Obama accept the endorsement... HERE.
I have previously mentioned my affinity for Obama.
I have also mentioned my affinity for Planned Parenthood.
I think it is important that we remember that Planned Parenthood does not only offer abortion procedures.
As a young woman they have given me free condoms, a prescription for affordable oral contraceptives, emergency contraception, and they have tested my partner and I for sexually transmitted diseases at a fraction of the cost of a normal physician.
They, most likely, have saved me from facing an unintended pregnancy. Because of their presence in this community I have never been faced with the decision of abortion.
I am glad to see that they have endorsed Obama. A lot is riding on this election, including the next nomination for the Supreme Court.
McCain has sworn to do everything in his power to overthrow Roe v. Wade. I am glad that Planned Parenthood is speaking out in favor of the better candidate, one who trusts women with their own bodies.