1604-valentine.bmpTonight, many of us will be spending time with the one we love.  We may get flowers at work, we may be taken out for oysters and eat copious amounts of chocolate (both aphrodisiacs) before going home to cuddle up on the couch, smooch, throw on some lingerie, and head to the bedroom. 

However, before you do that, I want you to think about new legislation being proposed by Congress. The legislation would repeal Title X dollars which provides places like Planned Parenthood with funding to screen for cancer, test for HIV, and provide birth control.  Let’s imagine a world where this happened, shall we?

You have eaten your dinner, you have devoured a chocolate molten lava cake and things are heating up at home. An hour later (let’s give him the benefit of the doubt) everyone is satisfied until you notice the condom broke.  You both freak out. If Planned Parenthood still had Title X funding, both of you would have been tested and the lady in this scenario would be on birth control.   But, that isn’t the case, because Congress didn’t think about all the repercussions that come along with repealing Title X funding.  Now, you might be pregnant.

The problem with this is that the right to plan your family responsibly is compromised.  If Title X funding is cut so will your right to choose when you have a family.  If not you, maybe your son or daughter, maybe your best friend would have this option taken away.  Because let’s be honest, sometimes condoms break. 

Of course, this scenario does not have to play out this way.  Tell your Congressperson that you want next year’s Valentine’s Day to be safe and happy like this year’s.  Contact your Congressperson and tell them to VOTE NO on repealing Title X funding. 

Have a happy Valentine’s Day and be safe and protected,




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