ALBANY, NY – What happened in the past two weeks -- in Colorado and in San Bernardino --- is a tragedy. It is unconscionable that less than a week after unspeakable violence, extreme politicians in Congress have doubled down on their attacks on Planned Parenthood and the people who rely on them for preventive health care.

                             

Let’s be clear: Planned Parenthood provides basic health care --- lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and abortion. Congress has voted 19 times this year to restrict access to reproductive health care, and extreme politicians across the country are trying to shut down health centers. Our lawmakers should be looking for ways to keep us safer, not throwing in their lot with extremists.

 

Enough is enough. It's not just Planned Parenthood and it's not just abortion providers --hateful rhetoric incites violence against the black community, against immigrants, against refugees, against the transgender community. On the Capital Region Day of Solidarity, we stand together in unity against attacks in our communities and show those who oppose us that our DOORS STAY OPEN.

 

TIME: 5:00 pm

DATE: Monday, December 7

LOCATION: 855 Central Avenue, Planned Parenthood Albany Health Center

PARTICIPANTS: Supporters, volunteers, patients and staff

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood provides cares for more than 6,500 of women, men and young people in the Capital Region each year. Nationally, Planned Parenthood provides 2.7 million women, men and young people a year with critical reproductive health care --- such as cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment and well-woman exams. More than half of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas, meaning that without us, many patients would literally have nowhere else to turn.

Source

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc.

Published

December 07, 2015

Updated

March 09, 2016