Planned Parenthood Calls for Vigilance to Support Women’s Health
Jackson, MS – Today a federal judge continued a temporary injunction against a new law intended to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion provider until he can issue his next ruling, but the fight to preserve access to Mississippi’s only abortion provider continues.
Statement from Kay Scott, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast
“Today’s decision means a woman in Mississippi will continue to be able to make her own personal health care decisions in consultation with her family, her faith, and her physician – at least for the time being.
“Women’s health is of paramount importance to Planned Parenthood. While this case continues, there are health care challenges in Mississippi that Planned Parenthood is working to address every day. Mississippi has some of the worst health outcomes for women, including some of the highest rates of unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant mortality, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
“We hope elected officials will focus on improving the health and well-being of all Mississippians.”
July 11, 2012
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 more than 700 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.
July 11, 2012