This morning, Planned Parenthood health center staff across the country woke up, went to work, and opened their doors to care for anyone who needs them. They will do it again tomorrow, and the day after that — just as they have since our movement began 100 years ago.
Because no matter what else happens, we promise one unshakable commitment: THESE. DOORS. STAY. OPEN.
In the weeks and months to come, it will be more important than ever to stand together and keep fighting to ensure Planned Parenthood health centers can be there for those who need them most — people who come from communities that especially need our continued support in this new reality – immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, people of faith, and more.
Planned Parenthood health center doors will stay open and our voices will just keep getting louder. Our determination will keep growing stronger. Our commitment to protecting the rights and health care of millions of people will continue to be unwavering. Together, we are strong. We are powerful. And we are never, ever giving up.
For the past 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been there for those who needed them. That doesn’t change today, tomorrow, or ever. No matter what.
And here’s something to remember: The majority of Americans believe in access to health care and reproductive services, in protecting the right to safe and legal abortion. The fights to come won’t be easy, but we’re in this together. We’re not alone. And we’re not backing down.
Thank you for standing with Planned Parenthood and for every person’s right to care, today, tomorrow, and for whatever comes next.
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America