Celebrities Support “Pink Out” For Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood Pink Out

By Shari Weiss

Planned Parenthood Pink Out

(Charlize Theron/Twitter)

Celebrities are supporting the “Pink Out” for Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. See tweets from Hollywood stars below.

Planned Parenthood’s “Pink Out Day” is for “reproductive rights supporters to show their defiance against the relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood” by “anti-women’s health politicians.” Says the organization, “It’s a day for people to unite and say: We resist. We are strong. And we’re not backing down, not today, not ever.”

On social media, participants are updating their profile photos to have a pink filter and sharing messages about pledging support for Planned Parenthood. There is an online letter to Congress people can sign, and activists are encouraged to wear pink in public and take a #PinkOut selfie. With many taking part, “#PinkOut” has been trending on Twitter for most of the day.

Charlize Theron told her followers, “Send a simple, clear message by changing your profile picture: I Stand With Planned Parenthood: don’t take my care.” She went on to write, “I’m joining Planned Parenthood to #PinkOut the internet. I #StandWithPP & the 2.5 million who rely on them.” Theron’s altered profile photo is pictured above.

“We’ll never stop fighting for our health, rights & communities. #IStandWithPP & 2.5MM who rely on it,” tweeted Elizabeth Banks. Anna Paquin shared a photo of a clothing hanger, writing, “Let’s not move backwards #Pinkout #IStandWithPP.” She also included a Wikipedia link about self-induced abortion.

Connie Britton also posted the hashtag and urged followers to change their avatars, while Debra Messing retweeted one of the Women’s March organizers, who said, “Let’s #PinkOut the internet to support @PPFA! Share a selfie wearing pink using #PinkOut and #IStandWithPP to show your support.” Kate Walsh offered, “2.5M people rely on @PPact and it’s in their honor that I’m turning the Internet pink today!”

Brie Larson revealed, “Every month I donate to Planned Parenthood. I #StandWithPP & the 2.5 million who rely on them. #PinkOut the internet!” And Christina Perri tweeted, “I believe in a womans right to safe, affordable, accessible, and legal reproductive healthcare. that’s why i #standwithPP #pinkout.”

She included a picture that said, “My body. My Choice.” After getting some negative responses, the singer reminded fans, “No one says we have to agree on everything. i respect you and you respect me. thats how humanity works.”

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