Indianapolis – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – it is a positive advancement for Hoosier women as well as for women nationwide.
“Abortion providers are often the target of unfair legislation, and we’re no exception,” PPINK President and CEO Betty Cockrum said. “It’s a major victory for the Supreme Court to acknowledge that such legislation interferes with women’s legal right to abortion, and sets a good precedent for our work in Indiana and Kentucky.”
The decision struck down two requirements in Texas’s HB 2, ruling that requirements regarding admitting privileges for abortion doctors and facility specifications are an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
This decision offers encouragement in an environment of relentless legislative efforts to reduce access to safe, legal abortions in this country.
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.