Tis the season to be jolly,
and we want you to celebrate the holiday cheer with
us at our next mixer. We'll be
spending the evening of December 6th at Redlight
Redlight Beer Parlour recognizing the
work of PPGO and our extraordinary eduation programs. Awesome
prizes will be raffled, so don't miss out on this fabulous evening
of holiday fun! Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour is located on 2810 Corrine
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Tomorrow marks the beginning of the holiday season, a joyful time of year for my family and so many others.
But for me, the recent death of a woman in Ireland who was denied a
medically necessary abortion has cast a dark cloud over this time of
celebration. Savita Halappanavar’s death underscores just how dangerous
political interference in personal medical decisions can be for women
and our families.
Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist, died last week after she was
forced to endure days of agony in a hospital in Galway, Ireland. Savita
was 17 weeks pregnant, and although her doctors knew she was
miscarrying, they would not end her pregnancy. Savita’s husband reports
that she begged repeatedly for an abortion, but was told that Ireland’s
ban on pregnancy termination prevented them from giving her the care she
needed. When the fetus’ heart stopped beating, they finally intervened –
but it was too late.
In one of the most advanced countries in the Western world, Savita
Halappanavar died of blood poisoning – an entirely preventable death had
it not been for political interference in her personal medical
Savita’s death is a reminder that we at Planned Parenthood are in a
critical fight to promote access to contraception in the U.S. and around
the world. Her death reminds me to stay strong in the face of
ideological bullies, and to give thanks for the health and safety
assured by legal abortion.
In recent years, anti-women’s health extremists have tried to limit
access to contraception, attack and undermine Roe v. Wade, and prevent
Planned Parenthood from serving the women, men and young people who need
us to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the spread of
In remembrance of women like Savita, we at Planned Parenthood will
always stay strong in the face of political attacks on women’s health.
is a national campaign to start the holiday season by giving to
charitable organizations. Tomorrow will be the nation's first
#GivingTuesday-- consider celebrating the day with a gift
Fashion for PPGO
The Life's A Label Fashion Show is dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness
and prevention. All proceeds from the December 2nd show will be
donated to PPGO! You can purchase
your tickets here.
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Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.
It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.
It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.
It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.
It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.
It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.
It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.
It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.
Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?
Joseph Lewis Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941