April has a whole bunch of things going on, including World Health Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and STD Education & Awareness Month. To support all of those at once, this month’s charity is Planned Parenthood. You’ve probably heard of them, but if you didn’t know Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care and sex education to millions of people (not just women!) worldwide. For nearly 100 years, this organization has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. That right there is about as perfect a summary of my opinion on the matter as you can get. If you feel the same, you can support the cause by a direct donation on the their site, or by shopping in my shop this month.
An extended version of PP’s mission: “Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.”
At the beginning of this month $10 was donated to the March shop charity – thank you!