The government could shut down if Republicans don’t get the cuts they want — these Hollywood stars are leading the A-list opposition!
Planned Parenthood needs your help — and Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow want your voice to be heard as the nasty budget battle rages in Washington!
A bitter dispute over whether to eliminate Title X – a program enacted in 1970 that provides services like mammograms, HIV testing, birth control at agencies like Planned Parenthood — could shut down the U.S. government at midnight.If Title X gets eliminated then funding for these services will no longer be provided by the federal government.
“A cancer that goes undetected, a sexually transmitted disease left untreated, a woman unable to get the birth control she needs to plan her family and take control of her own destiny,” Scarlett says. “This is the disastrous vision of some leaders in the United States Health of Representatives.”
Republican lawmakers say they will block the overall budget if funding to Planned Parenthood isn’t slashed as part of $30 billion in total spending cuts.
There are more than 800 Planned Parenthood centers across the country. Rachel Bilson, Julianne Moore, and Gabrielle Union are some of the other celebrities who have become enraged over the proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood.
— Chloe Melas
Watch Gwyneth’s “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” PSA: