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PPMW’s Dr. Serina Floyd speaks at U.S. Senate briefing on the state of abortion rights

Dr. Serina Floyd, Chief Medical Officer at PPMW, spoke at a U.S. Senate Democrats briefing on the state of abortion rights in America. The briefing was scheduled just ahead of what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

 

Jan. 17, 2024 • District of Columbia

PPMW responds to the Virginia elections’ potential impact on reproductive health care

President and CEO Dr. Laura Meyers shares a message of pride in PPMW providing essential abortion services.

Nov. 8, 2023 • Virginia


PPMW raises more than $250,000 in ten minutes to support abortion access

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC hosted its annual Impact Gala on September 29, 2023, attracting more than 450 registrants and raising over $500,000 to support health care access and education, including more than $252,000 during the “Fund Our Future” auction.

Oct. 11, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Tonya Lewis Lee to host 2023 PPMW Impact Gala

Director, producer, author, and advocate Tonya Lewis Lee to host a major event supporting the PPMW Abortion Access Fund.

Sept. 21, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC to honor four champions at 2023 Impact Gala

Congressman Jamie Raskin, artist Maggie Rogers, Maryland State Senator Ariana B. Kelly, and patient advocate Brittany House to be honored at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC event supporting the Abortion Access Fund

Sept. 13, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

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Chief Medical Officer condemns interference in life-saving medical care

Jan. 22, 2024 • Ms. Magazine

As an experienced provider, Dr. Serina Floyd explains the dangers of weakening the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which applies to abortion care necessary to stabilize a patient.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Dr. Serina Floyd describes the harmful effects of denying patients access to abortion care

Jan. 17, 2024 • News from the States

"Patients are fully equipped to be able to make complex decisions about their health and their lives," Dr. Floyd says. She notes that denying abortion care has serious negative implications for patients.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Senate briefing includes PPMW patient story on traveling far distances to access abortion care

Jan. 17, 2024 • The Guardian

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Serina Floyd explains the impact of abortion bans through the powerful story of a patient who took a bus from North Carolina to DC for care, with just a bus ticket home.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Serina Floyd on abortion care after Roe

Dec. 12, 2023 • WAMU

Since Roe v. Wade was reversed, PPMW has seen an influx of patients seeking abortion care from states with bans. PPMW's patient access navigator and Abortion Access Fund are helping to fill this gap. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

PPMW's Gaithersburg clinic offers gender-affirming care in area described as a "healthcare desert" 

Oct. 24, 2023 • MoCo360

For those seeking gender-affirming care in Montgomery County, PPMW's Gaithersburg facility is an essential option. Learn about the services offered, and hear from a patient about the positive impact this care has had on her life. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

PPMW honors "Disruptor" Maggie Rogers at annual Impact Gala

Oct. 5, 2023 • District Fray Magazine

Music artist Maggie Rogers was among the honorees at PPMW's 2023 Impact Gala, held on September 29 at the Waldorf Astoria. As the event concluded, gala guests helped raise over $250,000 for the Abortion Access Fund. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

PPMW's Dr. Serina Floyd discusses impact of abortion bans after Roe v. Wade's overturning 

June 23, 2023 • France 24

France 24 visits PPMW to meet with Dr. Serina Floyd, who offers insight on providing abortion care for patients traveling to PPMW from states in which abortion has been banned following the Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.