When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday that the GOP plans to repeal all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the public responded appropriately: with indignant p. We’re not really into self-pity but sometimes it really does feel like life is unfair when it comes to women’s healthcare. The stunning appearance of Halley’s Comet only occurs every 75 years. Meanwhile, every 16 months House Republicans attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. BUT there is good news. Power and Light Press have a super cute tote bag that also supports Planned Parenthood, so you can buy yourself a post-holiday gift and support the organization.
The tote bag flaunts all the services provided to women at their clinics. It reads:
I Went to Planned Parenthood And All I Got Was A Breast Exam, A Pap Smear, Physical Exam, STD Testing And Treatment, Information And Counseling About My Sexual And Reproductive Health, Cancer Screenings, A Pregnancy Test, Prenatal Services, And Access To Affordable Birth Control.
Riffing off of the “I did __ and all I got was this lousy T-shirt” shirts, this bag is more than just a play on lame souvenirs. The tote not only emphasizes the broad range of vital services that Planned Parenthood offers with its design, but it also raises money for the cause. All proceeds of every purchase of the bag are donated directly to the organization, so if you want to support the cause this is a good way to do it.
The bag (costing a humble $15), originally went on sale a week ago, ominously before Ryan threatened to defund Planned Parenthood. The creators of the bag, Power and Light Press, originally stated that all donations would be matched by donors for the first few days of its sale. Then the bag went viral and it quickly raised $20k which was dutifully donated to Planned Parenthood.
The tote bags are still on sale on the company’s website, though as you could probably guess, they’re a little backed up right now. Possibly the best part of buying one — besides supporting Planned Parenthood of course, is that they’re made in an all-woman owned screenprinting shop in Portland, Oregon. If this isn’t the most woman-supporting tote bag in the world, we’re not sure what is.