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Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 174: Supporting Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project

Last night hubby Brian and I attended a fundraiser for the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project -- the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Many of our friends have been supporters for years. This year we were invited by Board member and good friend Debra Spector. Her and her husband Bruce are generous donors. We applaud you both for your generosity and commitment to such an important organization.

The group's signature event, Politics, Sex & Cocktails raises substantial money to promote pro-choice, pro-family legislation at the local, state and federal levels. Your contributions help defeat efforts to curb access to medically-accurate sex education, family planning, and abortion services.

One of the Champion of Choice Honorees was Connie Britton. You might know her as Tammy Taylor, the High School counselor, wife of the East Dillion High football coach, and Mom extraordinaire on the hit TV show Friday Night Lights; one of my boys favorite TV programs and one of the best written TV shows on air today.

Ms. Britton was honored for her portrayal of Tammy Taylor, a woman who counsels a teenage girl on her choices after learning the student is pregnant. The dialogue is real and smart. The episode focuses on the reaction of the townspeople after learning that Ms. Britton's character has also included in the choices for the young woman, an abortion. The show did a marvelous job at portraying the reaction and emotional impact the choice issue still has among so many. Especially in a small Texas town where the TV show is set. Kudos to the writers for bringing this issue to the screen in a professional and yet personal way.

Brian and I have long supported the work performed by Planned Parenthood and believe strongly in their mission to provide access to all women for all their family planing decisions.

Maybe next year some of you will join us in attending and supporting such a great and important organization serving our community.


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