(Miami)—Planned Parenthood supporters in Miami attended the trusted healthcare provider’s Tradition of Choice event on April 17, 2009. Event co-chairs Commissioner Sally Heyman and Annette Taddeo along with Honorary Chairs Commissioner Katy Sorenson and Dawn Fine, invited author and doctor Kenneth Edelin to share his experience as an early victim of the abortion wars in the 1970s when he was indicted and convicted on charges of manslaughter for performing a legal abortion. Dr. Edelin appealed the conviction, which was later overturned. Today Dr. Edelin continues to advocate for reproductive rights, and recently published his critically acclaimed memoir: Broken Justice. Miami-Dade County’s Teacher of the Year, Patricia Fairclough, also spoke about her participation in Planned Parenthood’s Teen Time program as a young woman and her journey overcoming the obstacles of growing up in South Miami. Special guest Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also shared a legislative update with attendees about news from DC.
“The great strides we have made to improve access to critical reproductive health services and information is a direct result of the support community members provide to Planned Parenthood,” said Lillian A. Tamayo, President/CEO Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
April 17, 2009