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Press Statement by Patricia McGeown, UHPP President/CEO

It's an outrage to shutdown the government over an extreme proposal that denies millions of women pap tests, breast exams and birth control.

Attacking planned parenthood's preventive care hurts women, doesn't cut the deficit or fix the economy, and must be stopped.

Patricia McGeown

President/CEO, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood


Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a community-based non-profit organization providing advocacy, education and reproductive health care services in the capital region since 1934. Our service area includes Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties. In 2010, the agency provided health care services to over 11,000 men, women and youth who made over 23,000 visits to our health centers located in Albany, Troy and Hudson. UHPP community educators also provided 366 programs to 4,805 participants.

The UHPP mission is to promote healthy sexuality and reproductive choice through exceptional services, honest education and fearless advocacy.


Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc.


Blue Carreker, 518-434-5678 or 466 8500


April 08, 2011