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Statement from Lillian Tamayo, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida:

“These protests are designed to shame patients who seek basic health care services from Planned Parenthood, including thousands of Floridians, and aims to intimidate the health care professionals who work here. Women should be able to get health care without fear of violence, harassment, or intimidation.

We are here for our patients. For the women, men, and young people we serve, the care we provide isn’t about politics – it’s about their well-being, and we remain focused on ensuring our patients are able to access the health care we provide in a safe and caring environment.”

Planned Parenthood health centers in Tallahassee, Martin and Kendall are closed Saturday, February 11, 2017 under normal hours of operation. Planned Parenthood health centers in Pembroke Pines and Boca Raton will remain open and operating under a normal schedule.

We are in a moment of tremendous grassroots activism. This Saturday, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is holding ‘Day of Action’ events in Leon, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties to support reproductive justice.

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For over 40 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida’s mission. Our health care services include lifesaving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, contraceptive services, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, and we are proud to provide abortion services, and ensure that women have access to all of their options. Over 90% of the services we offer are preventive and help women, families and communities stay healthy.

Visit our website at www.ppsenfl.org

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Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

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Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, Inc.

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February 11, 2017