A little humor goes a long way

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-takes-down-planned-parenthood-protesters-with-yeast-infections-chant_562e7952e4b0c66bae58e6bb

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Free Atena Farghadani

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Cartoonist Atena Farghadani has been imprisoned in Iran, since January 2015, for drawing a cartoon of politicians as animals. The cartoon made fun of Iranian politicians that were attempting to pass a law to restrict people’s birth control choices.  She and her lawyer were recently charged with having an illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery” and “improper conduct” for shaking hands.  She was forced to take a “virginity and pregnancy” test, while in prison.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-atena-farghadani-iran-prison-drawing-cartoons-artist

Does this disgust and sadden you? Send a letter for her release:

http://cartoonistsrights.org/open-letter-for-the-freedom-of-atena-farghadani/

Draw a cartoon for Atena:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2015/jun/16/draw4atena-your-cartoons-in-solidarity-with-jailed-iranian-artist

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Draw4Atena?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jun/23/governments-accused-perpetrating-violence-against-women-actionaid-report-activists

Meanwhile, in Ohio, a similar bill was approved to restrict women’s access to birth control and many other health services, by attempting to defund Planned Parenthood.  Perhaps it’s time to draw cartoons making fun of our own politicians for approving this bill, and their lack of insight and understanding. I’ve been to Planned Parenthood before for health services, and I don’t see any reason to defund it. The average person living in Ohio agrees.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/10/21/planned-parenthood-funding.html

Sign a petition in support of Planned Parenthood:

https://secure.ppaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=15231&s_src=OHAction_1114_c4_e1&autologin=true