The CBS show Mom has decided to donate their entire Emmy campaign budget to Planned Parenthood.


Co-creator Chuck Lorre and two-time Emmy winner Allison Janney donated the show’s full $250,000 awards budget to the nonprofit organization that provides women’s healthcare, including preventative care such as cancer screenings and birth control. This news comes as the Senate is working on legislation that would block low-income patients from using the Planned Parenthood preventative care measures.

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. The comedy show covers many serious subjects, including substance abuse and suicide. It follows a single mother (Anna Faris) back on track after a few years of bad decisions, as her own mother (Janney) constantly tests her limits.

Every year, TV channels put together budgets for their shows in order to get and win award show nominations. It can cost up to $1,500 per episode submit to the Emmys, and some channels spend up to $500,000 per campaign.

“When we discussed with Warner Bros., the production company behind Mom, what our Emmy campaign might be — a lot of money — I just blurted out, ‘Let’s give the money to Planned Parenthood,'” co-creator Chuck Lorre explained when he announced the news. “And they took me seriously.”

“Planned Parenthood is such an important organization that helps to give health services to millions of women and families, and it’s in danger — the House of Representatives voted to defund it,” Janney said. “It’s such a critical time. It made sense that we stand up now and say something, encourage other people to donate to Planned Parenthood and help this organization.”

Janney and her family are major supported of Planned Parenthood, and have been for generations. Lorre is a long-standing benefactor of the Venice, California Family Clinic, where he established a family health center in his father’s name. Faris supports the Global Alliance to Prevent Premature and Stillbirths.

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