Our top priority is the safety and security of our patients and employees.
Q: Will there be protesters at Planned Parenthood when I arrive for my appointment?
A: Occasionally protesters are present on the sidewalk, but not always.
Q: Why are there protesters outside Planned Parenthood?
A: The protesters believe Planned Parenthood's mission to provide people with the full range of reproductive health care options is wrong.
Q: What do the protesters do?
A: They may carry signs, approach to offer you pamphlets and/or try to talk to you. They must stay on the sidewalk and are not allowed to come into the parking lot. By federal law, they are not allowed to touch you or block your way into the clinic or driveway. If they do try to touch or block you, or approach you in the parking lot, please tell the front desk staff.
Q: Do I have to talk to them?
A: No. The protesters are not associated with Planned Parenthood in any way. You do not have to talk to them or take their literature. The safest strategy is to ignore them.
Q: Can you make the protesters leave?
A: As long as the protesters do not break the law, they have a right to protest. We monitor the protesters carefully and are in regular contact with law enforcement. On days we provide abortion services, we also have trained volunteer clinic escorts for patient safety and comfort as you walk to and from your car.
Q: Who are the people in the pink vests?
A: Trained volunteer clinic escorts are there to provide safety and comfort to patients walking to and from their cars