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Lena Dunham is selling clothes, including the dress she wore when Hillary lost – proceeds go to baby butchers Planned Parenthood

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Lena Dunham and Lady Gag on the night Hillary lost to President Trump

I can only image the smells on these items. YUCK.

From Yahoo: Lena Dunham will be auctioning off the contents of her closet — and the proceeds of the sales will benefit Planned Parenthood. The New York Times reports that the 31-year-old actress will be listing 169 pieces from her wardrobe at the online consignment shop the RealReal, beginning on Monday.

While the RealReal takes a 30 percent cut of every sale, Dunham will be donating the entirety of her 70 percent profit to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The decision, she explained, came from a need to let go of the physical pieces that were simply not worth holding on to for the sake of memory.

Dunham told The NYT, “I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally.” She continued, “I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth. You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it.”

Dunham’s clothing selection runs the gamut: There are epic red-carpet dresses, once-favorite vintage tees from off-duty days, and even items once worn on screen by her Girls character, Hannah Horvath. The sale is not only special because of its charitable nod but also for its personalized touch, as each item will come with a letter from Dunham explaining the item’s provenance and significance.

Some even come with the same sentiment from the designer him- or herself. The NYT exemplifies her 2013 Golden Globes gown from Zac Posen, writing, “Buy the Zac Posen gown she wore to the 2013 Golden Globes and you will hear about how she hyperventilated while wearing it, and had to be removed from it by Glenn Close and a pair of nail scissors.”

The pieces range in size from a 4 to a 12 and up. Prices begin at $35 (for ASOS pumps) and rise up to nearly $4,000 (for her Elizabeth Kenney Met Gala gown from this past year).

A longtime supporter of women’s rights, including the work of Planned Parenthood, Dunham told The NYT that “It’s a very, very challenging moment to be a woman in America. Planned Parenthood’s never been more essential. The work that I’ve done with them has really become front and center to my life, really as important to me as my art in a lot of ways.

From Twitchy: “One particular item for sale is evidence of the soul-crushing pain Dunham experienced the night Hillary Clinton lost.

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Planned Parenthood rejects Trump proposal to stop abortion services

Planned Parenthood Shasta

Vital to the mission…

From CNN: Planned Parenthood swiftly rejected Monday a proposal by President Donald Trump that would have pledged his support for federal funding for the women’s health organization if it ceased providing abortion services.

White House officials recently floated the idea in private conversations, a White House official said, but it was dismissed by the women’s health organization, which receives about a $500 million annually in federal funds.

Taxpayer dollars do not fund abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood, which provides a range of reproductive health services and preventative screenings through clinics nationwide.

Trump confirmed his support for the proposal in a statement provided by the White House, noting that he is both opposed to abortion and “deeply committed to investing in women’s health.”

“As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women’s health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings,” Trump said in a statement. “There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women’s health, while not providing abortion services.”

The debate over Planned Parenthood funding could play a role in Congress’ ability to repeal and replace Obamacare, with House Republicans seeking to cut off monies and some Senate Republicans standing in opposition of such a move. Trump’s proposal may reflect an understanding of those fraught politics.

Many conservatives have consistently advocated defunding Planned Parenthood and during his 2016 campaign Trump said he supported the effort.

“Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion — a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer screenings,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards tweeted in response to the proposal.

“The White House proposal that Planned Parenthood stop providing abortion is the same demand opponents of women’s health have been pushing for decades, as a part of their longstanding effort to end women’s access to safe, legal abortion,” Richards said in a statement provided by Planned Parenthood.

Richards added that her organization is “glad that the White House understands that taking away the preventive care Planned Parenthood provides is deeply unpopular and would be a disaster for women’s health care.”

While Trump on the campaign trail joined GOP calls to defund Planned Parenthood over its abortion services — and even said he would support a government shutdown to cut off federal funds to the group — he has also at times talked approvingly on the campaign trail about the vital women’s health services the group provides.

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Abortion accounts for 94% of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit business

Planned Parenthood (PP) and its supporters insist that abortion isn’t its main focus, but that PP provides important “healthcare” services for women, like mammograms and pap smears.

Now an analysis by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List shows that’s a lie.

Abortion actually accounts for a whopping 94% of PP’s “service.” Worse still, we taxpayers — including pro-lifers who adamantly oppose the killing of the unborn — are subsidizing PP’s very profitable slaughter of innocent human beings, to the tune of over $528 million or 41% of PP’s revenue last year.

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From Susan B. Anthony List, Dec. 31, 2014:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its 2013-2014 annual report. In response, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released a fact sheet on the information, revealing a drop in most services except for abortion.

The fact sheet details the decline in Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services:

  • In 2013, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. Over the past three reported years, Planned Parenthood has performed nearly one million abortions.
  • In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services.
  • For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions.
  • While abortions rose, Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%.
  • Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and contraceptive services dropped by 4%.

Details on Planned Parenthood’s finances:

  • During fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, or more than $1.4 million per day, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Taxpayer funding accounts for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue.
  • Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.4 billion in net assets.

After reviewing the report, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser made the following comments:

“The abortion rate may be declining across America, but not in Planned Parenthood clinics. Their latest annual report is fresh evidence that Planned Parenthood remains an abortion-centered, profit-driven business. In 2013, Planned Parenthood upped the number of abortions they performed to 327,653. Meanwhile, their already limited cancer screenings, prenatal services, adoption referrals – and even contraception services – continue to drop. Planned Parenthood claims to be an altruistic health care provider for women and girls but their bottom line is all about abortion.

If Planned Parenthood were honest, it would rename itself Planned Abortionhood or Abortion For Profit.

H/t Catholic World News

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~Eowyn