Planned Parenthood Hands Out 12 Media Awards for ‘Sexual Rights’

Townhall | 6/30/2019 | Staff
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The media regularly fawn over Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. And, for its part, Planned Parenthood returns the favor each year by awarding its favorites.

It’s called a vicious cycle.

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On June 24, Planned Parenthood announced its 2019 Media Excellence awards on both its website and Twitter. They applauded 12 media representatives, from Samantha Bee to Slate and ThinkProgress. Even so, the event was generally left unreported by media outlets.

“[W]e’re proud to honor journalists, writers & activists who work to further sexual and reproductive rights,” Planned Parenthood stressed on social media.

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It was especially grateful this year, which has consisted of “huge setbacks for reproductive rights,” Planned Parenthood continued. “Thank you to the journalists and writers who do the work of investigating and uncovering the truth.”

Speaking of “truth,” Planned Parenthood performed 332,757 abortions and received $563.8 million in “Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants” for the fiscal year 2017–18, according to its most recent annual report.

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They didn’t do it without help. This year, Planned Parenthood recognized media who “covered a spectrum of issues,” especially “non-binary representation, expanding access to abortion in rural communities, Brett Kavanuagh’s confirmation, and pregnancy in ICE detention.”

Here are the 12 media outlets and writers awarded by Planned Parenthood:

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Planned Parenthood awarded Mashable and senior features writer Rebecca Ruiz for “coverage of our digital health tools, sex education, and Sex Ed 2.0 series highlighting how important digital innovations are for young people to access and learn about sex education.”

Solis accepted an award for her “coverage of abortion and health policies,” including “powerful reporting on six-week abortion bans and miscarriages in ICE detentions.”

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Planned Parenthood congratulated Gomez for her “coverage of reproductive and sexual health issues.”

“Thank you for being one of the first to write about how removing physician-only laws could expand abortion access in rural communities,” added...
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