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INDIANAPOLIS - Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is alarmed that lawmakers voted 7-6 to uphold House Bill 1128, a bill written with the sole purpose of further burdening access to abortion.

"This bill is an attempt by politicians to use junk science to erode trust in safe, legal non-surgical abortion practices," said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. "Politicians should not be involved in a woman's personal decisions surrounding her pregnancy."

The bill's author, Rep. Bacon (R-Chandler), acknowledged that as long as Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and he remains a politician, he will continue his efforts to interfere in the sacred doctor/patient relationship and women's personal, private medical decisions.


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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February 21, 2017