TV sitcom "Mom" have decided to make a $250,000 donation to Planned Parenthood rather than mount an Emmy campaign this year.
Mom stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris and series co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre are standing with Planned Parenthood.
Romper reports the CBS sitcom "Mom" is donating $250,000 of its Emmy campaign money to support Planned Parenthood, as U.S. Congress works on legislation to defund the abortion chain. 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. And Planned Parenthood is such an important organization that helps give health services to millions of women and it's in danger. And it's such a critical time.
"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 on "CBS This Morning".
Mom has been Emmy nominated four times in its four-season run, and Janney has walked away with two out of the three awards she was up for.
Janney has always been an active supporter of Planned Parenthood.
"In Los Angeles County alone, we answer approximately 2,000 calls each day from people asking us for help", Planned Parenthood L.A. CEO Sue Dunlap said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy show covers many serious subjects, including substance abuse and suicide.
Janney, a longtime advocate for the embattled group, says The Mominitiative furthers her family's support for the organization "for generations". Faris is a champion of the Global Alliance to Prevent Premature and Stillbirth (GAPPS), a org devoted to preventing premature births and stillbirth.