Washington, D.C. -- Today, a Florida district court preliminarily blocked enforcement of a law that would have blocked access to birth control, cancer screenings, STI tests, and other preventive care at Planned Parenthood -- making it the sixth law targeting reproductive health care to fall in four days. This includes restrictions in Indiana,Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Wisconsin. The Florida decision came only hours after Planned Parenthood announced a campaign to repeal unjust and dangerous abortion restrictions in eight states around the country – with more to come. For more information on the Florida case, see this backgrounder.
Quote from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“We will not stop fighting until every person has access to the health care they need and deserve, and until the law guarantees it. A growing number of young people are fighting for justice in this country. There is power in our movement. We have reached the tipping point, and we are not going back.”
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With over 650 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433
July 01, 2016