Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri President and CEO, Laura McQuade issued the following statement today on the developing situation at a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs, Colorado:
"Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff. The situation in Colorado is tragic, and our hearts go out to everyone involved. Our health centers in Kansas, Mid-Missouri and across the country have a strong safety record with security measures in place, which work closely with law enforcement agencies. PPKM’s health centers were not open today during this incident in Colorado. They will remain closed through the holiday weekend as reflected in our previously announced Thanksgiving schedule. For more on our services, hours and locations, go to ppkm.org.
"We don't yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this act of domestic terrorism. Planned Parenthood will never back away from providing the full spectrum of reproductive health care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust."
Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for our community and for women and families throughout Kansas and Missouri. We are a trusted advocate and source of health care and education for thousands of women, men, and children. For 80 years, women have relied on Planned Parenthood to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.
Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, 816.585.3732
Sheila Kostas, 816.721.2426
November 27, 2015