Baltimore, MD – “The results of last night’s election are an historic victory for women’s health, both at the national and state levels, and were driven by a substantial gender gap,” Jenny Black, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Maryland said today.
“This is a resounding victory for women. More than ever before, women’s health was a decisive issue in this election. Americans voted to ensure that women will have access to affordable health care and be able to make their own medical decisions,” said Black.
“This election sends a powerful and unmistakable message to members of Congress and the Maryland legislature - women do not want politicians to legislate our personal medical decisions,” Black said.
“With this victory we can now focus on working with lawmakers at all levels, from all political parties, to ensure that millions more Americans can get the health care they need, while providing the essential health care for which one in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood at some point in their lives,” said Jenny Black.
Planned Parenthood is underscoring its commitment to helping women, men, and young people lead healthy lives with its new tagline “Care. No matter what.” The refreshed logo and new tagline, which went live yesterday on websites and social media properties, are part of Planned Parenthood’s ongoing effort to reach millions more patients with quality, affordable, confidential health care. Already, Planned Parenthood of Maryland has eight health centers across the state that provide 40,000 visits per year with services including breast cancer screenings and follow-up, Pap tests, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.
“As a trusted and essential provider of health care in every part of the country, Planned Parenthood stands ready to serve the hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland who will soon have access to health care under the Affordable Care Act – to provide all Marylanders with care, no matter what,” Black said.
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Maryland is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality affordable reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training and advocacy, PPM seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options and sexuality.
Amy Tarleton, 410-576-2171
November 07, 2012
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