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Statement from David Greenberg, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette President & CEO, Regarding the Final Day of Budget Negotiations

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Liz Delapoer
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
503.775.4931 x3321
liz.delapoer@ppcw.org  


Published: 04.08.11| Updated: 04.08.11

Statement from David Greenberg, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette President & CEO, Regarding the Final Day of Budget Negotiations:

“It's an outrage to shut down the government over an extreme proposal that would deny millions of women Pap tests, breast cancer screenings and birth control.

“Attacking Planned Parenthood’s preventive health care hurts women, does not cut the deficit or fix the economy, and must be stopped.”

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BACKGROUND:
More than 95 percent of the health care Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette provides is preventive.

Every year, Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses nationwide provide:
• nearly one million screenings for cervical cancer
• 830,000 breast exams
• affordable birth control to nearly 2.5 million patients
• nearly four million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing

Read fact sheet on Planned Parenthood health services here:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/Planned_Parenthood_Who_We_Are.pdf

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Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1963, PPCW has successfully carried out its mission of providing, promoting and protecting access to quality reproductive and sexual health care. Each year, more than 60,000 women, men and teens visit one of PPCW’s ten health centers. PPCW provides a wide range of education programs and health care services, including low-cost contraceptives, emergency contraception, annual gynecological check-ups, breast exams, cervical cancer detection and treatment, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, and pregnancy testing and options information. Less than five percent of PPCW’s services are for early abortion care. For more information, visit www.ppcw.org.

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