Statement from Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, Regarding the Final Day of Budget Negotiations


Tiffany Card
Public Affairs Manager
845-838-1200 ext.114

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 90 percent of the health care Planned Parenthood 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.


Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; advocates public policies which guarantee these rights and ensures access to such services and provides educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality.

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