It’s only a few days into the new year, but access to equal healthcare is already under attack. As it was announced last week, Republicans are rallying hard to present legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood — leaving thousands of Americans without access to quality healthcare services, including reproductive healthcare and family planning. While there have been many efforts to rally and protest this unjust news, some women are pushing for more unconventional ways to raise money for Planned Parenthood.
Four women are running from Harlem to Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration to raise both money and awareness for Planned Parenthood.
Entirely by foot, this journey will take a total of 240 miles and these women are challenging themselves to do it in five days — you can check out their GoFundMe page to learn how to donate and support Planned Parenthood.
This may seem extreme to some, but with the fate of Planned Parenthood at stake, these women are sure in their decision. The best part is that other women are already volunteering to join the runners in their efforts to fundraise for Planned Parenthood.
An estimated 200,000 women will be in attendance of the inauguration in order to protest, while over 200 women have asked to join the runners along their journey to D.C.
We applaud the runners for their dedication in ensuring that everyone have access to reproductive and comprehensive healthcare!