Stars and producers of the CBS sitcom "Mom" have chosen to donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood instead of mounting a campaign on behalf of their show for the Emmy awards this year.
Lorre, who also created such hits as "Big Bang Theory", "Mike & Molly", "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma & Greg", and Janney are asking fans and concerned citizens to stand with Planned Parenthood and help with donations or spreading the word via the ppaction.org/MOMsupportlink and rallying support by using the #StandwithPP hashtag throughout social media.
When "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King noted that "not everyone will be happy" about the show's decision to donate money to Planned Parenthood, Lorre and Janney raised their hands in a shrug. TV sitcom "Mom" have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year.
Variety reported Thursday that the Chuck Lorre-produced program is redirecting the quarter-million dollars it otherwise would have spent on promoting itself in the run-up to the Emmy Awards nomination deadline to the organization, which also provides free or low-priced contraceptives and contraceptive counseling.
"Our show is all about women and we don't shy away from dealing with all issues that affect women and families", she said. The House of Representatives voted to defund it.
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The money will be used to bring attention to the threat against Planned Parenthood funding by the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, according to Variety.
Janney, who won Emmys for supporting actress in 2014 and 2015, said the donation "makes sense". The comedy show covers many serious subjects, including substance abuse and suicide.
"Generous support from our community fuels this work, and we are honored that the team behind 'Mom' is launching this campaign at this critical time", Dunlap said.
Janney has always been an active supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Lorre, meanwhile, has supported multiple public health organizations over the years, including the Venice Family Clinic, where he established the Robert Levine Family Health Center in honor of his father. Faris supports the Global Alliance to Prevent Premature and Stillbirths.