PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, June 12, 2016
“The Planned Parenthood community deplores all acts of violence. While we continue to learn more about this morning’s shooting in Orlando at Pulse, we know the effects of this senseless shooting are having powerful reverberations during Pride Month through the LGBTQ community. We also know that the Muslim-American community is reeling from this tragedy along with the Latino community. We stand in solidarity against acts of terrorism and hatred on individuals because of who they are or who they love. Enough is enough. We are overdue for serious steps to address the deplorable increase in gun violence that has led to deaths in every corner of our country.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the victims, the Orlando community, and the LGBTQ community, as we grieve this morning’s horrific tragedy.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, began operations in 1966 and provides vital sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens in Ft. Myers, Immokalee, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Manatee, Naples, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Tampa. The mission of Planned Parenthood is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing medical services, education and advocacy. Go to www.myplannedparenthood.org for information or call (941) 365.3913.
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 over 650 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.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s media office: 212-261-4433; [email protected]
June 12, 2016