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President & CEO Message

Dear Friends, 

I am pleased to share some good news: this week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a group of anti-abortion physicians does not have standing to challenge the FDA’s actions related to the approval of mifepristone. Mifepristone will remain on the market and accessible in states where abortion is legal, including New York.  

While this decision is welcome news, this fight is not over. This case will return to the same district court that tried to end FDA approval of mifepristone. We are also still awaiting another Supreme Court decision on EMTALA, a federal law that ensures people in medical emergencies get the care they need in a hospital emergency room, including abortion care.  

These cases are calculated attacks on abortion access to attempt to deny people the freedom to make their own health care decisions. As our Associate Medical Director Dr. Stacy De-Lin said at our Hamptons Benefit earlier this month, at no point in pregnancy is a politician more qualified to make decisions about your health than you and your health care provider. Patients deserve to get the medicine they need, and providers should be able to provide that medicine without unnecessary interference from the courts or politicians. 

While we celebrate this win, we continue this fight so everyone can get the care they need. Now is the time to get involved in the fight for reproductive rights. Here at PPHP, we are working every day to increase our capacity and ensure we can provide health care to both New Yorkers and the growing number of patients coming to us from out of state. Read on for ways to get involved in our activist efforts, join us for an event, or make a donation to support our work.  

Thank you for your continued support of PPHP. Our movement is stronger with you in it.  

In this together, 

Vincent Russell 
President & CEO 


Health Care for LGBTQ+ Communities

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and uplift LGBTQ+ communities. LGBTQ+ people are important to the PPHP community — they are our patients, staff, and supporters. We know how important it is, for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, to feel safe, supported, and affirmed. 

All people should be able to access the sexual and reproductive health care they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. We proudly provide sexual and reproductive health care that is sensitive and inclusive to people who are LGBTQ+, including STI testing, birth control services, prenatal care, abortion care, and more. PPHP also provides supportive, gender-affirming care to folks who need it.  

Our gender-affirming care services include: 

  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy for individuals aged 17 and older (under 18 requires parent/guardian consent), 

  • self-injection training, 

  • resources and referrals for primary care, mental health, surgery, dental care, legal services, electrolysis, support groups, and more, and 

We follow the Informed Consent model so patients do not need a mental health referral to receive services.  

Gender-affirming care is available at all of our health centers, including our mobile health centers, and via telehealth. To book an appointment, visit pphp.org or call 1-800-230-PLAN. 


Education: Reaching Diverse Communities

Did you know PPHP’s Education & Training team is 50% bilingual? This means that we can reach the Spanish speaking communities in their language, which is important to building trust and understanding their needs. This month, we supported Riverhead High School’s bilingual needs and provided programming to 12 classes in both English and Spanish.  

It’s June, which means Pride is also upon us! Our team has been busy attending events in Westchester, Rockland, Suffolk, and Putnam counties. The only way to achieve equitable communities is to serve everyone and meet them where they are. Pride events are an important way for us to support through outreach and education. Please say hello if you see our table at a Pride event! You can see where we’ll be for the rest of the month here.  

To get in touch and learn more about our education and training programs visit Education & Training | Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. 

 


Advocacy & Government Relations: Phone Bank for the NY Equal Rights Amendment

We need your help raising awareness about the NY Equal Rights Amendment and recruiting other volunteers to help spread the word!  

What is the NY Equal Rights Amendment? The NY Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would embed our fundamental rights and reproductive freedoms in the New York State constitution so that they are permanently protected. New Yorkers can vote for the ERA in November 2024. 

Join a phone bank to reach out to Planned Parenthood supporters, like you, and ask them to become an Equal Rights Amendment volunteer!  

Can’t join, or want to get involved in another way? Fill out our volunteer interest form!  


Come Join the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Team! 

PPHP has employment opportunities in our health centers and administrative offices.

If you’re interested in working for a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care and a trusted source for education and advocacy, apply to work at PPHP today. You can learn more about open positions and working at PPHP here.


Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to mark your calendars and share these events with your friends and family.

Youth Summer Series  
June 27, July 22, August 12 
Virtual  
More information here 

June Pride Events 
Multiple dates and locations  
More information here 

ERA Phone/Text Banks and Canvassing  
Multiple dates and locations 
More information here  

PPHP's Wine Tasting 
Sunday, September 8 
The Old Field Club, East Setauket 
More information here  

For more information, visit our Calendar of Events. We look forward to seeing you!


You can continue to make Care. No Matter What. possible!

A monthly gift to PPHP ensures security for patients in your local communities. Consider joining our Monthly Giving Program today at www.pphp.org/donatetoday.

Double your impact! Does your employer have a matching gift program?  Check with your Human Resources Department to find out. For questions, contact the Development Department at [email protected].

Committed to safeguarding the future of reproductive health care? Consider leaving a legacy gift to PPHP in your will.  Please contact the Development Department at [email protected].

Do you have a little bit of time to get more involved? Visit www.pphp.org for ways you can help.


In Case You Missed It

Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict access to abortion pill (nbcnews.com)

How the U.S. Compares to Other Rich Countries in Maternal Mortality | Best Countries | U.S. News (usnews.com) 

Sex education ‘is under attack’ by a wave of proposed legislation, advocate warns | PBS News Weekend 

Male birth control gel is safe and effective, new trial findings show (nbcnews.com) 

"Confused and afraid": Doctors fear Supreme Court may uphold abortion ban with no health exceptions | Salon.com 

 

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