Earlier today, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he has directed the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities in Indiana in cooperation with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General to ensure compliance with the law. Following is a statement from Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) President and CEO Betty Cockrum:
“As we’ve said, PPINK does not participate in any tissue donation program. And of course, we hold compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations as an imperative. Tissue donation is a standard practice in the medical community in the interest of research to advance the practice of medicine.”
For Planned Parenthood’s response to the video containing false allegations about tissue donation, please visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/planned-parenthood-president-releases-video-response-to-latest-smear-campaign.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) provides high-quality health care to more than 55,000 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.