The Louisville city council recently voted to reject an ordinance which would create “buffer zones” around health care facilities providing abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.
The 18-hour law stated that in order to access abortion, a person must receive an ultrasound at least 18 hours before the procedure. The 18-hour law was passed in 2016 by a Republican legislature and signed by then-governor Mike Pence.
Planned Parenthood health centers in rural and conservative areas are the “boots on the ground” in terms of serving multiple communities. Because of physical distance barriers, this often leaves these communities underserved.
On Friday, September 18, the world lost an extraordinary woman who fought for all of us on thousands of fronts. US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a stalwart champion of equal rights, who stood up fearlessly and tirelessly – even in dissent – for equality and freedom.
Planned Parenthood is committed to retaining and expanding access to as many patients and communities as possible, but sometimes that means being strategic with resources and health center locations. Sometimes that means consolidating health care clinics to streamline care to where it will be the most effective.
Behind every century-old photo of white women in white sashes marching for the right to vote, were Black women — marching arm-in-arm for their voices to be heard. Black women like educator Mary Church Terrell, or journalist and researcher Ida B. Wells were there from the start.
Services at Planned Parenthood for LGBTQ patients are not different or set apart from the range of services we offer all patients. We provide the necessary training and resources to our clinicians and other health care staff - giving them the tools needed to best offer services for patients of all sexualities and genders.
2020 has brought about several surprising and significant rulings from the Supreme Court of the United States. This year has had its share of left turns and disappointments -- and the Supreme Court’s ruling to restrict birth control access was certainly one of them. However, there were a few positive and unexpected rulings from SCOTUS this year.
When Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced that its Louisville Health Center would resume providing abortion services this past March, there was much fanfare and focus on the clinic, which included protestors.
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