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Day is a mark of reproductive freedom

DENVER – In honor of the landmark Jan. 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case granting a woman’s right to privacy when making personal health care decisions including the constitutional right to an abortion, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in conjunction with its Colorado State University campus group called Advocates for Choice, are hosting an anniversary celebration on Jan. 19 at the Lowry Student Center.

“The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision allowed women to participate fully and equally in society,” said Vicki Cowart, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.  “Despite enduring years of attacks, this monumental decision still stands as the law of the land and remains one of the most politically significant events in Supreme Court history.” 

“We’re proud to bring this event to the CSU campus and celebrate this historic anniversary – many women rely on Roe to protect their health,” said Advocates for Choice President Samantha Dean.

WHAT:           A celebration of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade hosted by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and CSU Advocates for Choice. The night will feature a fun, interactive game of sexual health trivia led by CSU Advocates for Choice.

WHEN:          Jan.19, 2010

                        4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:       Ramskeller in Lowry Student Center, CSU
                        8033 Campus Delivery
                        Fort Collins, CO 80523

RSVP:             Online at pprm.org (Get Involved Locally) or contact [email protected] (303.813.7638) or [email protected] (303.813.7776)

                        Members of the press do not need to RSVP.

PHOTO/INTERVIEW Opportunity:  Campus students participating in a game of sexual health trivia.  Members of CSU Advocates for Choice and PPRM representatives will be on-site and available for interview to discuss the anniversary’s significance.


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Since 1916, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been committed to providing affordable, high quality reproductive health care and teaching comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education.  It is the organization’s goal to ensure that every individual has the information, services and freedom to make healthy, responsible decisions about sex and their sexuality.  More than 127,000 women, men and young adults annually visit our 29 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada and Wyoming.  For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.


Advocates for Choice
The goal of Advocates for Choice is to bridge the gap between the campus community and PPRM.  Through numerous events and outreach activities, members of A4C help educate campus audiences about PPRM’s health care services and political advocacy work for reproductive issues.  Tabling campus events and health fairs, activist recruitment, gathering petition signatures, coordinating educational movie nights and participating in visibility events, are just some of the organization’s key activities.


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Inc.


Monica McCafferty
303 813 7732
720 475 0289


January 12, 2010


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