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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good Vibrations Joins Planned Parenthood in Fight over Funding

Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Republican leaders in Washington aren't backing off their attempt to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding, so San Francisco sex-toy retailer Good Vibrations is offering its support. During April and May, Good Vibes customers can make donations to Planned Parenthood when they shop.

Good Vibes spokeswoman Camilla Lombard says the donations can be marked for Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, which serves 17 Northern California counties including San Francisco, as well as the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

"Access to positive, inclusive reproductive health care is simply not something we can take for granted anymore," says staff sexologist Carol Queen, adding that funding for the organization is dire.

She points out that numerous women, men, and teenagers depend on the clinics for medical services and health education including birth control, screening for breast and cervical cancer, and STD testing and treatment.

The Good Vibrations program is called GiVe, and it extends to numerous other organizations.

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