Planned Parenthood Supporters and Patients in Nassau County to Highlight

Essential Role Planned Parenthood Plays in Community

Hempstead, NY- September 28th – Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th is national “Pink Out Day”.  As extremist politicians in Washington continue their attack on women’s health, seeking to block Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, women and families across the country will gather to show they stand with Planned Parenthood and the critical health care provided to millions of women across the country every year.

Locally, the first ever Pink Out Day will be commemorated with events at PPNC in Hempstead at 540 Fulton Avenue, and at Hofstra and Adelphi Universities.

PPNC serves our community as an essential health provider, where thousands of men and women come annually for essential, preventive reproductive health care, like birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment and well-woman exams. We are also the primary source of education and teen pregnancy prevention in three DOH at-risk communities in Nassau County.

The continued attacks by extremist politicians in Washington on women’s health are part of a dangerous agenda to roll back access to reproductive health care and ban abortion, leaving millions of patients across the country devastated by stripping them of the basic health care they need and deserve.

On Pink Out Day, we will stand together across the country to make it clear to politicians that the majority of women and men support the critical health care and education that Planned Parenthood has provided for nearly a century. Join us tomorrow at one of these local events in Nassau County:

  • Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Hempstead: 540 Fulton Avenue 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hofstra University:  Axinn Library Lobby, Outside (South Campus) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Adelphi University: Hagedom Hall - East, Outside (Weather Permitting) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) is one of 61 affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and operates 3 health centers in Hempstead, Glen Cove and Massapequa. In 2014, PPNC provided preventive health services to more than 14,200 patients during more than 27,889 visits. We conducted education workshops, street outreach and prevention programs to over 32,200 community members, and mobilized close to 11,000 advocates to protect reproductive health care rights. PPNC has served the community for 82 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health. Nationally, Planned Parenthood provides 2.7 million women, men and young people  a year with critical health care. More than half of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas.

For more information about PPNC’s services and programs, visit www.ppnc.org.

 Press_Release_-_September_29th_PinkOut.pdf

Source

Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc.

Published

September 29, 2015

Updated

December 07, 2015