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INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is appalled at the complete and total lack of empathy that Rep. Nisly has shown Hoosier women by filing an unconstitutional abortion ban bill, with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest or in consideration of a woman's health, in the Indiana General Assembly.

"A woman has the right to privacy while making medical decisions on behalf of herself and her family," said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. "Government intrusion into our doctors' offices must end. It is outrageous that Indiana lawmakers continue to judge and shame women. It is time for them to instead respect and trust women."


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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January 10, 2017


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