- Who We Are
- Our Leadership
- Local & State Offices
- Planned Parenthood Global
- The Affordable Care Act
- Birth Control: Plan and Protect Your Future
- Komen Foundation Restores Funding for Breast Cancer Screenings at Planned Parenthood Health Centers
- Let's Talk Month
- Breast Health Initiative
- Executive Team and National Spokespersons
- Press Releases
- In the News
- Fact Sheets & Reports
- PPFA Maggie Awards for Media Excellence
- PPFA Margaret Sanger Award Winners
- Planned Parenthood Gift Policy
- Advisory Boards & Initiatives
- Jobs & Volunteering
- Annual Report
- About This Site
- Contact Us
Statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Ohio Supreme Court Ruling to Protect Patient Privacy
Washington, DC — "Today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio (PPSWO) and the privacy of patients by affirming a lower court decision to protect confidential patient medical records.
“On behalf of the more than three million clients we serve annually, we applaud the court's ruling to protect the privacy of patients who trust that their medical records are confidential and not available to lawyers trying cases that have nothing to do with them.
“For more than 90 years Planned Parenthood has been a provider of high-quality health care to communities across the country, steadfastly protecting patients' confidentiality and right to privacy.
“The health and safety of our patients is our top priority. We will continue to provide high-quality health care to men, women and teens, while ensuring their right to privacy.”
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. We believe that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 850 health centers nationwide, providing medical services and sexuality education for millions of women, men, and teenagers each year. We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all women and men have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.