“We have come together as a community to stand up for women and families across the Capital Region who rely on Planned Parenthood.”

 

ALBANY, NY – As extremist politicians in Washington continue their attack on women’s health, seeking to block Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, women and families across the Capital Region gathered to show they stand with Planned Parenthood and the critical health care they provide to millions of women across the country every year.

                                                                 

On Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 pm, supporters of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood have planned a visibility “honk and wave” event outside the Planned Parenthood Albany Health Center on Central Avenue.

 

Pink Out Day comes in response to efforts by some politicians in Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of critical federal funding, leaving women without access to health care options when they need them most. These attacks are a part of a clear political agenda: to ban abortion and roll back access to reproductive health care. That’s not something the American people want --- that’s why millions across the country #StandWithPP.

 

Women’s health care is again being used as a political football in order to advance an agenda held by several extreme members of Congress. Unfortunately, politicians in Congress are threatening to shut down the government over whether millions can access health care through Planned Parenthood’s hundreds of nonprofit health centers. This effort is part of a broader agenda being pushed by an extreme group of politicians to restrict women’s access to health care and their ability to make their own medical decisions.

 

“We are seeing increasingly that these anti-abortion extremists have not swayed folks in our area making clear the attacks are simply wrongheaded and unpopular. On Pink Out Day we will stand together across the country to make it clear to politicians that women and men in the Capital Region support the critical health care that Planned Parenthood has continued to provide for nearly a century” says Chelly Hegan, President/CEO of UHPP.

 

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 health care. More than half of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas.

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Source

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc.

Published

September 28, 2015

Updated

March 09, 2016