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Joss Whedon And 'Mom' Support Planned Parenthood

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | May 19, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | May 19, 2017 |

With all the news of the Trump White House slowly imploding, liberals have had plenty of reason for optimism lately. But let’s not forget, the GOP still has the House and the Senate and they are inexplicably dedicated to destroying Planned Parenthood. Thankfully, there’s untold volunteers and donors who are helping out this important institution for women’s health every day. And among them are Joss Whedon and the team behind CBS’s Mom.

The CBS sitcom that co-stars Anna Faris and Alison Janney will take the money that would be spent on Emmy campaigning, and put it toward a donation to Planned Parenthood. And that’s not chump change. That’s $250,000. Janney, who was nominated for her supporting turn on Mom just last year, made the announcement on CBS This Morning, alongside the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre.

“When we discussed with Warner Brothers … what our Emmy campaign might be, I blurted out ‘Let’s give the money to Planned Parenthood!’ and they took me seriously,” Lorre said.

“It makes sense,” Janney added. “Our show is all about women and we don’t shy away from dealing with all issues that affect women and families. Planned Parenthood is such an important organization that helps gives health services to millions of women and families. It’s in danger of — the House of Representatives voted to defund it.”

“It’s not a statement about the Emmys,” Lorre noted. “We’d love to be included. But it’s such a better way to put that money to work.”

You can watch it below. If you want to skip the Young Sheldon promotions, skip to 3:27.

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Then Janney took to Twitter to share a Planned Parenthood ad directed by Joss Whedon, a vocal supporter of the health care provider.

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Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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