A “Lil Positivity” Gabrielle Union Stands Up For Planned Parenthood In The Hood

- By Bossip Staff

Gabrielle Union is a believer in planning parenthood, as her recent chatter about the Gut-full-of-Wade-she-won’t-be-carrying-til-he-puts-a-ring-on-it has made clear.

Now she’s putting her pretty face and celebrity girlfriend muscle behind those words. Gabby has become an advocate/spokesperson for IStandWithPlannedParenthood.com, a petition and open letter aiming to encourage Congress not to support the House of Representatives’ recent decision to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care.

Here’s why Gabby’s chosen to have Planne Parenthood’s back:

The reality of what Planned Parenthood is doing is trying to increase the number of planned pregnancies and give women the options of planning out their pregnancies by way of contraception.

That is the bulk of what Planned Parenthood is doing.

For a lot of women, the last stop for affordable health care and acceptable health care is Planned Parenthood. It’s the place that a lot of people go to, certainly minorities, because you know it’s the one place where you’re not getting turned away when you’re asking questions about reproductive care.

If we provide more access to quality and affordable contraception, and information, you’re going to see those numbers go down across the board and not just in terms of the African-American community.

For women, and for society at large, we should care that Planned Parenthood’s funding could get cut. If you look at the fact that a good chunk of the women that go to Planned Parenthood receive federal funding anyway and you realize this is where they’re turning to go … if you eliminate Planned Parenthood, think of all the STDs that will be spread, all of the women who won’t be receiving preventative health care in terms of breast cancer, cervical cancer. Think of all the women who wouldn’t get reproductive health and information. Cutting Planned Parenthood’s funding does such a disservice to our already underserved community.

This should be the last place that should be cut.

One in five women will visit a Planned Parenthood at some point in their lifetime. We cannot eliminate the funding. It does not make good sense, it doesn’t make good business sense, it doesn’t make moral sense or health sense.

But it’s not just about supporting a good cause. Gabby’s life has personally been touched by Planned Parenthood too:

For Union, the Planned Parenthood controversy hits a personal note: Her best friend, who lacked health care, was able to receive both screening and treatment for cancer. Even though Union’s friend recently died from the disease, Union contends that Planned Parenthood still gave her friend a fighting chance.

At the age of 32, my girlfriend Kristen Martinez was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She fought incredibly hard for five years but ultimately lost her battle with breast cancer on June 16, 2010.

We knew she wasn’t going to make it this past summer, so I asked her, What’s the one thing that you want young girls to take away, what do you want your legacy to be?

She said just to remind people and women, especially, that you are your own best advocate, and if you don’t put you first, no one else will.

That says a lot more than some janky, attention-whoring, little girl-exploiting billboard, now doesn’t it?


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  • purple love

    Yaaazz good job gabby I swear they need Planned parenthoods on every corner cuz if I see 1 more bish n a middle school uniform with a pregnant belly ima snap!

    • Sally

      My friends told me about — AffluentS ingle* C0- M —–told It’s the be’st pl’ace to me’et Milli’onaire si’ngles. It is the first and best club for wealthy people and their admirers. D’ating CEOs, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professional models and cheerleaders, and even Hollywood celebrities is an easy experience there…you don’t have to be rich ,but you can meet one there. 😉
      nice experience——-

  • Northern Cali Honey

    That’s what I’m talkin about! FINALLY SOMETHING POSITIVE IN THE WORLD !! Go head Ms. Union, even though he’s with the wrong Gabrielle 🙂

  • Tia

    Good job! Too many celebrities and people in general will not come out publicly to support Planned Parenthood. I support them!

  • jt

    i thought obama care fixed healthcare?

  • calista

    Gabby we dont expect certain folks to get it because its generational with them ok. Nature going take its course ok. One of the most heart breaking things I have seen as a MSW SOCIAL WORKER was the great grandmother, grandmother, mother, her daughter’s and her new baby daughter all living in public housing. Nobody had ever went farther than the 10 grade in school. None of the women had ever legally married. I ALSO SAW THE SAME THING IN THE WHITE TRAIL PARK AND A TEXAS MIGRANT WORKER CAMPS. Sorry men say want you want because some of these women are your mothers. Many decent men supported the cause and donate money. GABBY DID NOT AND CANNOT STEAL ANYONES WAYWARD HUSBAND ESPECIALLY A

  • John

    This is rubbish. Everyone knows that pp is the number one source of abortion for minorities. How can u stand for taking the life of an innocent child. Sistas have been lied to about Birth control pills. Why do u think there are so Many breast cancer cases in the us.

    I am an MD and if sisters know what I have seen they will not support PP or abortions. Take all pre cautions not to get pregnant if you have no plans to raise a child practice natural family planning or deal with the consequences if it happens.

    • LMAO


    • I'm ze true silver hare

      @ Keep it Real
      stop telling the truth! I don’t think these people can handle it.
      My mom is a recently retired gynecologists, and she definitely has recommended birth control to anyone who was not prepared to have children.

  • Darth H8ter

    Planned Parenthood may do good, but they were founded to kill blacks. Period, end of story.

  • Steelcitychick

    Some of you people sound dumb as f*ck!….the majority of ladies who go to PP are unwed or single women…they realize they can’t afford or have the time for a child. It’s not about black genecide….if you don’t want these women having abortions..then start adopting these children who have been given up to the state, cause someone can’t or wont raise them. There will always be accidents when it comes to sex…stop judging them or start adopting unwanted kids!

  • Samael

    My wife’s an MD- she unloaded on my about Planned Parenthood. As a black woman and a doctor, she thinks this place is good for affordable healthcare. She told me that she, as a doctor, couldn’t even get an OBGYN appointment in downtown Philly for 6 months because there are so few available. For her, places like this are essential to areas that are underserviced.

    There is some merit to that but I still think of Planned Parenthood as ab abortion clinic.

  • Me again

    I can’t stand up for anything or anyone that co-signs killing an innocent child in the womb.

  • Me again

    ‘We are the only minority in America that is on the decline in population. If the current trend continues, by 2038 the black vote will be insignificant…founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society? She said “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.”‘. Taken from a website called Black Genocide.

  • bouyant

    is this a recent photo? she is so youthful, and pretty

  • ItsMeAgain

    Also, I do understand people’s pro life point of view, but PP provides ob/gyn (and sometimes primary care) services to a big part of society that can not get an appointment elsewhere ( either due to lack of good insurance, lack of money for expensive copays, or the lack of ob gyn providers in their area). IMO, we need to be supporting this so people who want their prenatal care, and routine ob gyn care can continue to recieve it.

  • kissofdanger

    Blacks need to understand that numbers aren’t everything. Not everything is a conspiracy theory. Get an abortion if you can’t feed the child, and wait until you are better off to have a family. Your children’s chances at life, education, and wealth will be greatly imrpoved becuase of it. Jews are a small number, and yet look at how much power they have. Bolstering numbers will only bring trouble or at the least, more of the same bull.

  • kissofdanger

    By the way stop acting like pro-choice people are pro-eugenics. Forced abortions are NOT pro-choice at all. Informed decisions are pro-choice.

  • calista

    Isn’t John the name prostitutes call their customers? John visited PP for STD treatment.

  • Marie

    I so agree. Only reason I can think of for so many pregnant out of wedlock is some simple females think it will trap a man. You would think in 2011 they would know that doesn’t work. I know when I was younger I went to PP for BC and check ups. I would rather do that then be stuck with a baby I wasn’t ready to raise and couldn’t afford.

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