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

History of Abortion Rights Has Deep Roots in Syracuse

Nov. 11, 2018 • Spectrum News

Almost 50 years after New York became one of the first states in the nation to make abortion legal, the state law has become the center of a reignited debate. 

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

Legal help coming to domestic violence victims

Oct. 31, 2018 • Oneida Daily Dispatch

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the grants at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, which is based in Rochester. That organization will receive about $480,000 for the first year of a five-year contract with the Office of Victim Services.

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

Women Share Stories Of Working In Media Industry

Oct. 19, 2018 • Oswegonian

The Women in Media Breakout, part of a series of events for the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at Oswego State, brought together three women of color in different media industries to discuss difficulties and triumphs they have faced because of their gender, race and identity.

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

Grant is "game changer" for survivors of domestic violence, says Willow CEO

Oct. 18, 2018 • WXXI

A $556,063 grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services will allow the organization to hire, for the first time, an in-house attorney to help survivors of domestic abuse with their legal needs free of charge.

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

State grants help to fund 6 programs to help survivors of domestic violence

Oct. 18, 2018 • 13WHAM

A new state grant is aiming to help survivors of domestic violence fight back after leaving an abusive relationship.

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

State funds will help domestic violence victims pay legal bills

Oct. 18, 2018 • rochesterfirst.com

A group of six Rochester-area programs will receive a portion of millions in grants to help victims of domestic violence.

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

Victims find voice at sexual assault survivor’s vigil

Oct. 7, 2018 • Spectrum News

Community members chanted against sexual assault and domestic violence, while also standing against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.

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

Protestors take to Downtown Rochester following Kavanaugh confirmation

Oct. 6, 2018 • Rochesterfirst.com

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York held a silent vigil in Downtown Rochester at the Liberty Pole on Saturday. 

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

Consent on Campus Part Two: Getting Help

Aug. 30, 2018 • Reporter

According to the CDC, one in three women and one in six men will experience some sort of sexual violence in their lifetime. 

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

Press Releases

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