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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 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.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Diane Quest or Brannon Jordan, 202-973-4882


May 14, 2014