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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Statement, by President & CEO Vicki Cowart, on President Obama’s Jobs Proposal

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Monica McCafferty
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Published: 09.09.11| Updated: 09.09.11

“Planned Parenthood health centers are seeing firsthand the costs of today’s economic challenges.  Many of our patients are seeking out Planned Parenthood for affordable, essential health services because they simply have nowhere else to turn after being laid off, losing insurance, or failing to find jobs with benefits.

“Women are coming in for critical preventive services, such as breast exams, birth control and Pap tests that cannot be put off, even if they don’t have insurance. 

“As a trusted provider who has seen one in five American women at some point in her life, we know that creating middle-class jobs will help increase access to health care.

“President Obama’s plan would mean that more women and families will have quality jobs with health insurance, and we hope that Congress will answer his call to act and get our economy moving again.”

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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. More than 123,000 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 28 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming. Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.

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