Statement from PPRM CEO and President, Vicki Cowart, Regarding the Final Day of Budget Negotiations


Monica McCafferty

Published: 04.08.11| Updated: 04.08.11

“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.”

BACKGROUND: More than 93 percent of the health care Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains 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

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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 for the health center nearest you.

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