Kardashian Sisters Get Political And Film Visit To Planned Parenthood
The reality stars reportedly set out to learn how they could help raise awareness for the nonprofit organization of Planned Parenthood. The Kardashians aren’t exactly known for their political activism but hey, we are living in some crazy times, right? Kim, Kourtney and Khloe were spotted holding hands as they walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic in West Los Angeles. Sources told TMZ the reality stars met with the organization’s leaders and discussed the health care services offered by the nonprofit and how President Trump’s administration is affecting them. Apparently, the goal of the Kardashians’ visit, which was taped for their E! series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” was to find out how the family can raise awareness for Planned Parenthood and how they can contribute in the future. No word as to why the Kardashians decided to pick this moment to get involved, but it may have something to do with the fact that earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP’s American Health Care Act. The bill, which still has to go through the Senate before its passed, would prevent Medicaid from reimbursing Planned Parenthood for preventive health services such as birth control, Pap smears and sexually transmitted infection screenings. President Donald Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood and redirect its taxpayer funding to other community healthcare centers if the group continues to perform abortions. Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards, however, has said “Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion as a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer screenings.”
It remains to be seen whether or not she’s gearing up for Kanye West’s mythical 2020 presidential run, but Kim Kardashian isn’t shying away from politics. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star with sisters in tow shared their newfound information to fans. “My sisters and I visited Planned Parenthood recently and learned the House of Representatives forced through a bill that strips health care coverage from millions of people and raises health care costs, including Planned Parenthood patients,” she wrote on Instagram, accompanying her photo with a sad emoji. “They are such an amazing place that provides so much to so many. Khloe shared a photo of the visit on Instagram, captioning it, “Visited @PPLosAngeles yesterday and learned so much. 2.5M rely on PP for care such as birth control, cancer-screenings, STD testing and so much more! #IStandWithPP.”
This isn’t the first time Kim Kardashian, the 36-year-old mom of two has gotten political. She supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has previously used Twitter as a platform to express her views on gun violence, urging her fans in June 2016 to demand gun control from Congress after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. The sisters’ visit was taped for a yet unscheduled episode of their show.
Could The Kardashians Help Change Views For Planned Parenthood’s Circumstances?
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Actually yes, not in terms of personally stopping the bill in the Senate but definitely constituent awareness from their fans which could be passed to their political representatives.
This card is teacher and healer. I believe this will be the role the Kardashian sisters take on for this political issue. How long they stay involved with it probably depends on the ratings they get for the episode.
Ten of Swords:
This card is facing hard and troubling challenges. I feel Planned Parenthood will face tough times if the defunding bill goes through and may have to call in private contributions and fund raisers.
King of Cups: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card is a man who is successful but secretive and untruthful about how he presents himself. I feel this card represents Trump but as it is inverted, may show him not getting everything he wants in this bill he is trying to pass.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com