Statement by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Response to Allegations made by the Alliance Defending Freedom
For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2014
DENVER – “As the largest provider of comprehensive reproductive health care services in Colorado, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains meets the medical needs of over 84,000 women and men each year. More than 1 in 5 American women has been to a Planned Parenthood health center in her lifetime. Our network of health centers across the state offers high-quality, affordable family planning, testing, treatment, and prevention services provided by a committed staff of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. We are very proud of the care we provide to each of our patients.
“We are also very aware of our obligation to protect our patients’ confidentiality in keeping with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and other limitations on the disclosure of medical information. Apart from these legal requirements, Planned Parenthood has long maintained its own high standard for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of each of our patients. Thus, we cannot comment on the care we provide to any particular patient, or confirm that any individual has sought our care.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of the patients we serve.”
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. More than 123,000 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 33 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming. Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. 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.
February 22, 2013