Scarlett Johansson did her part in trying to encourage the government not to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. Scarlett got her wish, but their budget was cut down and reports say the fight to save Planned Parenthood is far from over.
Scarlett made a PSA to encourage women to sign a petition to oppose the new legislation to cut $300 million in federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
“The House passed a bill to eliminate our country’s family planning program and to stop Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving any federal money to provide life-saving preventative care,” Scarlett says (via X17). “That means no money for cervical cancer screenings and breast exams. No money for testing and treatment of STDs, not even testing for HIV. No money for birth control.”
A compromise was reached on the budget at the last minute, but according to Public News Service, the 2012 budget debate will be another issue.
Watch Scarlett’s PSA below!