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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 will host an open house as its Boulder health center on Jan. 14.

“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.  PPRM is proud to celebrate this anniversary symbolically and figuratively – many women rely on Roe to protect their health.”

WHAT:          A celebration of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade: an open house with light appetizers hosted by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

WHEN:          Jan.14, 2010
                        5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Boulder Planned Parenthood health center
                        2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 200
                        Boulder, CO 80302


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.

Through a visual art display, pro-choice activists attending the event will have the opportunity to express personal anecdotes, statements, experiences or sentiments about why preserving the legal decision of Roe is important to them.  Dubbed the “Roe remembrance wall” this exhibit will depict real expressions of the pro-choice movement before and after Roe.


About 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.


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Inc.


Monica McCafferty
303 813 7732
720 475 0289



January 08, 2010