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Dr. Willie J. Parker to join PPCWNY Medical Director Dr. Rachael Phelps to speak at Planned Parenthood Annual Reception

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) will host its annual fall reception and VIP Dinner on Tuesday, September 26, featuring Dr. Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, a reproductive justice advocate who is a self-proclaimed Southern Christian Abortion Provider in Alabama and Georgia.

Sept. 7, 2017 • New York

What you need to know about the fight for reproductive rights in New York.

Rape crisis hotlines receive record number of calls following #MeToo campaign

Nov. 29, 2017 • WHEC

Celebrities speaking up about sexual assault and harassment is causing a ripple effect. After the #MeToo campaign, rape crisis hotlines across the country are getting a record number of calls. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Legal expert, sexual assault services leader speak on Lauer firing

Nov. 29, 2017 • Spectrum News

Television titan Matt Lauer’s firing from “The Today Show” is the latest fallout from a wave of sexual harassment allegations. Now experts are weighing in on the phenomenon.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Abuse hotlines seeing increase in calls amidst national scandals

Nov. 29, 2017 • 13 WHAM

The #MeToo movement and a constant stream of allegations towards prominent figures and celebrities has brought sexual harassment and assault into the spotlight.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Falls superintendent proposes health and sex ed. changes

Nov. 9, 2017 • WGRZ

The superintendent of the Niagara Falls City School District wants to update the district's health and sex education programs. The public weighed-in on his proposal.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Planned Parenthood plans renovations to expand access in West Seneca

Oct. 19, 2017 • Buffalo Business First

The health care provider will close one of its two Niagara County sites as part of the change.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Protesters greet Vice President Mike Pence during WNY visit

Oct. 17, 2017 • WGRZ

When Vice President Mike Pence rolled into Western New York on Tuesday, he was greeted by a group of nearly 100 protesters across the street from Salvatore's Italian Gardens.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Vice president's visit brings protesters, friendly bystanders to events

Oct. 17, 2017 • WBFO

Vice President Mike Pence spent several hours in suburban Buffalo Tuesday, supporting a local Congressman and taking part in a roundtable discussion inside a local business. He was greeted by dozens of protesters at one event but then welcomed by more friendly bystanders at his second stop.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Crowd protests as vice president raises funds for Collins at Buffalo area restaurant

Oct. 17, 2017 • The Buffalo News

About 80 people protested outside a suburban Buffalo restaurant Tuesday as Vice President Pence arrived to raise campaign funds for one of the Trump administration's staunchest backers in Congress, Rep. Chris Collins.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Connections: The fall of Harvey Weinstein, and abuse of power in the workplace

Oct. 16, 2017 • WXXI

Harvey Weinstein's fall has reignited conversations about abuse of power, and how men in power tend to be protected in various ways.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.