GUEST: Gabriella Valle, Senior Director of Community Education and Mobilization with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, a group that will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Congressional hearings on federal funding for Planned Parenthood continued this week. The embattled organization’s President Cecile Richards testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and was repeatedly interrupted and attacked by Republican lawmakers.
It is likely however, that enough Republicans will join Democrats today in passing a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood and averts the threat of a government shutdown. Last week the Senate defeated a bill to defund Planned Parenthood after the House passed it.
Meanwhile, Americans rallied in support of the organization yesterday in a major social media campaign called I Stand With Planned Parenthood. Celebrities and citizens alike posted photos of themselves wearing pink to show their support and rallies were held in various cities including here in Los Angeles.
Find out more about this issue and the 10th Anniversary of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice organization at CaliforniaLatinas.org.