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Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Alarmed and Saddened by Komen Foundation Succumbing to Political Pressure, February 1, 2012

(Hawthorne, NY) – Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) today expressed deep disappointment in response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to stop funding breast cancer prevention, screenings, and education at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

Planned Parenthood commends Senate rejection of extreme proposal to Bar Planned Parenthood from Receiving Federal Funds to Provide Preventive Health Care

(Hawthorne, NY) Reina Schiffrin, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, released the following statement today after the House passed and the Senate rejected H. Con. Res. 36, a proposal that would bar Planned Parenthood from providing preventive health services including birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment, and HIV testing to patients who are covered by Medicaid and other federal programs.
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

Picnic for Planned Parenthood Supports Reproductive and Sexual Health Services on the East End

(Bridgehampton, NY) - Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) kicked off the summer season with their Annual East End Benefit on Sunday, May 24th at the home of Eileen and Richard Ekstract, publishers Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine, in Bridgehampton.
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

Op-ed: Oppose bills that deny health care to women, The Journal News, February 14, 2011

At a time when more and more women and families are facing difficulties in accessing health care due to increasing costs and a struggling economy, it is disappointing that one of the first bills introduced in Congress would undermine women’s access to health care.
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

Op-Ed: Birth control coverage is vital to women, economy, The Journal News, July 31, 2011

The Institute of Medicine, an independent, nonpartisan organization of health-care professionals, has recommended that contraception be covered as a preventive service under the federal health-care reform law.
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

Op-Ed: Birth control coverage is better, Newsday, August 3, 2011

The independent, nonpartisan Institute of Medicine has recommended that prescription birth control be included as a preventive service under the federal health care reform law ["New birth control coverage," News, Aug. 2].
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York

NowUKnow: Keeping New York's Youth in the 'Know' About Sexual and Reproductive Health, RH Reality Check, October 2, 2012

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), along with Planned Parenthood Nassau County (PPNC), Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP), and Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley (PPMHV), recently launched “NowUKnow,” a video and text-message campaign aimed at educating at-risk young people in New York City and surrounding areas about the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Jan. 30, 2014 • New York