DENVER, CO - The Planned Parenthood community mourns the loss of lives in the violent shooting in Boulder yesterday afternoon.
The following statement was released today, March 23, and is attributed to Vicki Cowart, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM):
"Today, we grapple with the news of yet another violent shooting, this time in our beloved community of Boulder, Colorado. Once again our state reels from a senseless act of violence, one that impacts our patients, our staff, and the communities we are so proud to serve. After a year of immense hurt and pain brought on by a pandemic, we are now forced to endure the additional pain of the violence in Georgia last week and in Boulder yesterday. We refuse to accept a world where brutality in our communities is normal. Putting an end to these acts of violence is beyond overdue."
Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Just a week after the shootings in Georgia, and a year into a deadly pandemic, we are once again mourning the loss of loved ones from a senseless act of gun violence. Our hearts are with the people of Boulder, the people of Georgia, and all who have lost friends and family members to gun violence, many of whom are served by Planned Parenthood health centers across the country. Unfortunately, we will continue to have to mark these dark occasions as long as our policy makers remain on the sidelines while this public health epidemic ravages our communities. Inaction is simply not an option; it’s an insult to the memory of those we mourn. Planned Parenthood is committed to fighting alongside our partners and leading advocates until all people can live in a world free of gun violence.”
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, has been helping individuals make responsible decisions for over 100 years.
Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sex education, and have been working diligently to protect an individual’s right to make their own decisions. Each year nearly 100,000 women, men, and teens visit our 24 health centers throughout our region.
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