Happy New Year and a last minute pitch for my favorite organization

31 Dec 2011 06:41 pm
Posted by: Donna

planned-parenthood

Yowie! It’s been over a week since I last posted due to holiday stuff and end of the year wrapping up of work stuff. It certainly wasn’t because there haven’t been blog-worthy things happening, since any day ending in Y is a day where conservatives are trying like hell to keep the ladies down. But every so often they are foiled in their efforts. One such time was last Friday when the wonderful Judge Roslyn Silver blocked a law passed in Arizona in 2011 that denies tax credits to any organization providing abortion referrals starting in 2012. The ban would impact not just Planned Parenthood but also domestic violence shelters and other organizations that help low income women. This is that famous social conservative concern for “life” from conception to birth only on display yet again. The block is only temporary while the lawsuit waged by various groups opposed to the law proceeds but hopefully sanity will prevail in the end.

With that in mind and because my dear friend and the fabulous communications director of Planned Parenthood AZ Michelle Steinberg put out a reminder on Facebook: Please consider a last minute contribution to Planned Parenthood AZ for tax year 2011. It’s deductible for federal tax purposes and you can claim the Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit up to $200 for individuals and $400 for couples. There are 5 hours left in 2011 in Arizona as I post this so get in a donation to a great organization that protects women’s health and freedom.

Happy New Year to all you Democratic Divas and dudes who love Divas out there. Stay safe and I’ll be back next year with snarkalicious coverage of 2012!

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