Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Planned Parenthood gets $250K donation from Chuck Lorre, producer of CBS's 'Mom'

Mom creator Chuck Lorre and star Allison Janney revealed that the series will forgo its Emmy campaign this year in favor of making a reported $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood gets $250K donation from Chuck Lorre, producer of CBS's 'Mom'
Freda Brock | 19 May, 2017, 18:42

TV sitcom "Mom" have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year.

The CBS comedy "Mom" team has chose to forgo their $250,000 Emmy campaign budget to earn the biggest honor in order to make a donation to Planned Parenthood.

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.

"It made sense that we stand up now and say something, encourage other people to donate to Planned Parenthood and help this organization".

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Planned Parenthood serves 2.5 million people each year, and more than half are in rural communities without adequate, affordable health care facilities, Variety said. The health care bill created to repeal Obamacare would also bar access to Planned Parenthood services by anyone receiving Medicaid, a crippling blow to those in need of low-priced birth control options and women's health services.

"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.

Producers and stars of the CBS/Warner Bros. Although a comedy, it nonetheless deals with a variety of heavy subjects including addiction and suicide.

"Mom" follows Bonnie (Janney) and Christy (Anna Faris), a mother-and-daughter pair of recovering addicts who are working to keep their lives together after getting sober. Janney won back-to-back supporting comedy actress Emmys for her work on the show in 2014 and 2015. Television, spend hundreds of thousands of dollars campaigning and competing for awards season as critical acclaim can boost interest in programming in a cluttered landscape of more than 450 scripted originals.

Janney and her family have supported Planned Parenthood and its Los Angeles affiliate for generations. Faris supports The Global Alliance to Prevent Premature and Stillbirth, a global effort to drastically prevent prematurity and stillbirth.

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