WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Planned Parenthood is proud to stand in solidarity with immigrant families and our partners at We Belong Together, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MomsRising, MamasConPoder, ACLU, United We Dream, MoveOn, and many others in their National Day of Action to assert that families belong together.
Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
Immigrant rights are a reproductive justice issue — all people deserve the right to raise their children in a healthy and safe environment without being targeted by aggressive immigration tactics, and forced to live in constant fear. What is happening is cruel, unacceptable and truly heartbreaking. As a leading provider of reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood stands with immigrants and will continue to be a vocal advocate alongside our immigration partners in the fight to end these atrocities.
Planned Parenthood will continue to stand with all immigrants in their quest for a better life and fight alongside our partners to ensure families are treated humanely, with the respect they deserve.
To join us at the national action in Washington, DC or at one of the over 35 actions our affiliates are participating in, please visit: ppact.io/familiesbelongtogether.
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 600 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.