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INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) condemns President Donald Trump's measure designed to undermine Title X funding and eliminate affordable birth control for low-income patients.

"President Trump's action earlier today does not defund Planned Parenthood. That is a separate issue," said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. "However, this latest move will no doubt further motivates states' efforts to block access to health care through Title X, both at PPINK health centers and independent clinics. Those efforts have already failed in various courts because they are unconstitutional."

People marched in historic numbers the day after the inauguration because they feared the worst. Those worst fears are now coming true. Our nation is facing a critical juncture as lawmakers nationwide find it acceptable to trample women's health and rights.


Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) provides high-quality health care to more than 51,000 men and women each year at our health centers across two states. Our centers are staffed by skilled clinicians and highly trained health care professionals. 93% of our nonprofit’s services are preventive in nature and include Pap tests, breast and testicular cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and annual wellness exams. Through the Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education initiative, PPINK also provides sexuality and reproductive health education programs, equipping people to make responsible decisions so that families thrive in Indiana and Kentucky.


PPINK’s doors are open to all who need care and we provide our services in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental manner. We accept Medicaid and insurance.


Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.


Ali Slocum

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April 13, 2017