Press Releases

Planned Parenthood Statement Regarding Shooting

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) health center and office were the site of a possible shooting between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016. There are no casualties or injuries as a result of this activity. At this time PPGMR has no reason to believe that our health center, our patients, or our staff were the intended target. The investigation is ongoing and PPGMR is cooperating fully with the Memphis Police Department. PPGMR will provide information as it becomes available.
April 14, 2016 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Files Federal Lawsuit Against People Behind Fraudulent Smear Campaign

Today, Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against the people behind an ongoing, widely discredited video smear campaign – charging that anti-abortion activists engaged in an elaborate, illegal conspiracy in order to block women’s access to safe and legal abortion. The videos, which make false and disproven claims, have been invoked in political attacks on access to reproductive health care in Tennessee and across the country.
Jan. 25, 2016 • Tennessee

Our Doors Are Open - Statement from Ashley Coffield

Patient safety is our top priority, and Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place to ensure the safety of all patients and staff.
Nov. 30, 2015 • Tennessee

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ANNOUNCES JAMES AWARD HONOREES

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is excited to announce its annual James Award event on Thursday, October 29th at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ Hughes Pavilion.
Oct. 28, 2015 • Tennessee

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE HOUSE’S VOTE TO PASS HR3134

(September 18, 2015 – Memphis, TN) Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is appalled at the House of Representatives’ decision to defund Planned Parenthood (H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, introduced by Representative Diane Black, R-TN). This bill will prohibit all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers for one year.
Sept. 22, 2015 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood's Report and Letter to Congress Outline Substantial Deceptive Editing in Anti-Abortion Video Campaign

Report and Letter to Congress Outline Substantial Deceptive Editing in Anti-Abortion Video Campaign Heavily edited, widely reported videos ‘significantly distort and misrepresent’ actual events, expert report concludes
Sept. 1, 2015 • Tennessee

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION SPEAKS OUT AGAINST NATIONAL FETAL TISSUE HOAX

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is speaking out against the videos released by a well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood.
July 22, 2015 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region by Emphasizing Importance of Regular Checkups and STD Testing Marks Men’s Health Week

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region Marks Men’s Health Week by Emphasizing Importance of Regular Checkups and STD Testing
June 18, 2015 • Tennessee

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPEAKS OUT AGAINST GOV. HASLAM’S SIGNING OF HB977 TODAY

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPEAKS OUT AGAINST GOV. HASLAM’S SIGNING OF HB977 TODAY
May 18, 2015 • Tennessee