While western Washington may be known as a politically progressive stronghold, opponents of Planned Parenthood’s mission exist everywhere. In Everett, Washington, protest activity at the Planned Parenthood health center has reached a fever pitch.
The past year was a difficult one, with a continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and an escalation of challenges to reproductive rights. Beyond continuing to provide much-needed reproductive health care across six states, the organization was also able to forge ahead and expand care. This included expanding programs and increasing preparedness for what lies ahead, as well as achieving excellence in existing programs.
Donations to Planned Parenthood will be matched by anonymous local donors – creating twice the impact for the health of local patients, and providing twice as much fuel for the fight to protect reproductive freedom in America.
While the protests outside Planned Parenthood health centers can range from dismaying to frightening, often the community support for Planned Parenthood far outnumbers the detractors – in more ways than one.
Within the past decade, PPGNHAIK has come to prioritize an equity focus and take concrete steps to address racism and cissexism, both in and out of the organization. Check out this spotlight on the organization's Equity Team to learn more about this important aspect of our work.
The Planned Parenthood education team has created many award-winning sex ed curriculums – one of the most successful has been LiFT, which stands for Linking Families and Teens. LiFT’s goal is to reduce unplanned pregnancies by increasing family connectedness and youth self-efficacy. The course covers a variety of topics ranging from condom use to communication skills.
On Saturday, October 2, in lieu of a national Women’s March, hundreds of cities and towns – both rural and urban – across the country gathered in person or virtually for the Rally for Abortion Justice, largely spurred by SB 8 in Texas, and the upcoming fight to defend Roe v. Wade.
Has anyone ever asked you, “Why do you support Planned Parenthood?” Did you find it easy, or difficult, to explain your answer to them? Through the new Storytelling Cohort volunteer program, supporters can gain more tools to share the power of their own stories.
Almost three years ago, the last abortion provider in Guam retired, leaving a significant hole in reproductive care access for the island, an unincorporated U.S. territory. That left the island – with a population of over 170,000 people – without abortion providers and abortion services throughout the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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