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Planned Parenthood "War on Women" fundraiser tonight

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Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates hosts a fundraiser to confront the "War On Women" tonight in Pittsburgh’s home of pop and the political, The Andy Warhol Museum.

Cecile Richards, president of the nationally based Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will address the gathering. The event — beginning at 7 — showcases the War on Women exhibit, featuring pieces from local artists Meredith Driscoll and Vanessa German.

Their work and other artists’ creations are available for purchase through a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates Association and PAC’s efforts in the 2014 mid-term elections.

“The ‘War on Women’ is real, and 2014, an important election year, will be the most important battle in Pennsylvania yet,” says Sari Stevens, executive director of PPPA PAC, in press materials.

Stevens says the exhibit works to interpret the emotional toll women and their families face as well as the future of women’s health care.

“Over the past three years, battles have been waged at the local, state and federal levels in the form of burdensome policy efforts all aimed at reducing access to necessary medical procedures — whether it be through cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, controlling how rape is defined, prohibiting insurance companies from covering birth control, or making it next to impossible to obtain a safe and legal abortion,” said Stevens.

General admission tickets are $50 per person and include a drink ticket and light fare. Ticket information can be found at http://www.plannedparenthoodpa.org/war-on-women-art-show-2/.

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