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WASHINGTON, DC – Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada (operated by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains) today expressed deep gratitude for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) for his long legacy of leadership in advancing and protecting access to health care for women in Nevada and across the country. 

“Nevada women and families are healthier and have better access to the care they need and deserve because of Senator Reid’s leadership. We are grateful for his unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of all Nevadans,” said Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. The statement comes as Senator Reid announced today that he will not seek reelection in 2016. 

“Thanks to Senator Reid’s leadership, women across the country have access to no-copay birth control, better access to affordable, high-quality health care, and the many other benefits of the Affordable Care Act,” said Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Senator Reid respects that a woman’s personal health care decisions should be between her and her doctor.  We need more leaders like Senator Reid in Washington, who understand that politicians have no business imposing their own personal beliefs on women and their access to the full range of reproductive health care.” 


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy.  More than 123,000 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 28 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming.  Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care.  For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.

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 approximately 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.


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March 27, 2015