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Valentines for Our Friends

February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Day.  What a sweet, sweet day it can be.

And while we know valentines like those pictured below will make many of you think back to a time when we sent adorable notes to our grade school friends…you’ll think they’re even sweeter after we tell you who’s receiving them this year.

Yes, these handmade hearts were created by some of our interns, and they’re being delivered to our good friends in the state legislature who, time and time again, stand up for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and our patients.

The list of our loves on Valentine’s Day this year includes Sen. Vi Simpson (D-Ellettsville), Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville), Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis), Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage), Rep. Terri Austin (D-Anderson), Sen. Earline Rogers (D-Gary) and Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond).

We truly appreciate all that these women do to support our preventive care services and the thousands of low-income Hoosiers who rely on us every day.

Planned Parenthood has been in the news a lot on the national level, lately, with leadership at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation making the decision to continue providing funding for breast exams, and President Obama fighting to ensure that as many Americans as possible have access to free birth control.

If it were possible, we’d make valentines for everyone who has weighed in on both of these issues over the last few weeks – but, that would mean we’d have to buy ALL of the construction paper, lace doilies and ribbon that are available in Indiana.  There’s just too many of you to thank – and that’s a nice problem to have.

We hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day.  We’ll be thinking of you.

What will be on your mind on Tuesday?  Let us know below.

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