“It's an outrage to shut down the government over an extreme proposal that would deny millions of women Pap tests, breast cancer screenings and birth control. ”
“Attacking Planned Parenthood’s preventive health care hurts women, does not cut the deficit or fix the economy, and must be stopped.”
BACKGROUND: More than 90 percent of the health care Planned Parenthood provides is preventive.
Every year, Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses nationwide provide:
- nearly one million screenings for cervical cancer
- 830,000 breast exams
- affordable birth control to nearly 2.5 million patients
- nearly four million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing
Read fact sheet on Planned Parenthood health services HERE.
Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; advocates public policies which guarantee these rights and ensures access to such services and provides educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality.