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Massachusetts Residents, Elected Leaders Stand with Planned Parenthood Patients Nationwide

For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Massachusetts Residents, Elected Leaders Stand with Planned Parenthood Patients Nationwide

Thousands Rally on Boston Common against dangerous scheme to “defund” Planned Parenthood

 

BOSTON—Thousands of people from across Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common Saturday to show their support for Planned Parenthood and to speak out against federal efforts to block millions of patients from basic health care.

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) hosted the rally on Boston Common to oppose federal efforts to “defund” Planned Parenthood health centers. “Defunding” Planned Parenthood health centers would prohibit millions of patients who depend on Medicaid from using their insurance at Planned Parenthood health centers for preventive care, such as cancer screenings, pap tests, birth control, and STD testing and treatment, including HIV tests.

“I’ve seen firsthand what happens when people don’t get the health care they need. But it doesn’t take a doctor to know that defunding Planned Parenthood would be disastrous for our nation’s health – and the people who would be hurt most are those already struggling to get by,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO of PPLM and PPAF. “Everyone—no matter their zip code, race, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or income—deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care.”

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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund rallies volunteers with proactive advocacy plan

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2016

Contact: Johanna Kaiser, Media Relations Manager, (617) 515-0531

 

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund rallies volunteers with proactive advocacy plan

More than 100 event attendees committed to protecting reproductive rights in new national political environment

 

BOSTON— Longtime supporters and new volunteers joined Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts Thursday evening to learn more about PPAF’s legislative goals and how they can take part in the fight  to protect and expand access to reproductive health and rights in Massachusetts.

“In this new national political environment, Massachusetts has a responsibility to set an example for the rest of the country and serve as a national leader in health care access, equal rights, and reproductive freedom. I can tell you with confidence that we have the support of voters and elected officials to do just that,” Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of PPAF, told the crowd.

President-elect Trump continues to surround himself with politicians, such as Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Representative Tom Price, and Senator Jeff Sessions, who all oppose safe and legal abortion and have long records of supporting dangerous measures that would block millions of people from lifesaving preventive sexual health care and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The majority of Americans, including many of Trump’s own voters, support access to health care at Planned Parenthood, and do not want to see women lose access to safe, legal abortion. In Massachusetts, 74 percent of voters support access to safe, legal abortion and 88 percent support government funding for family planning services.

“Planned Parenthood has always faced challenges and attacks from people opposed to our mission, and we have never stopped fighting back. Now, we are gearing up for the biggest fight of our lives - and we are mounting the most aggressive campaign ever to defend access to health care in this country. You are part of that campaign,” Childs-Roshak said in her remarks.

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Planned Parenthood, Family Planning Association Statement on Governor Baker’s Budget Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 8, 2016

For more information, contact: Johanna Kaiser, Media Relations Manager, 617-515-0531

 

Planned Parenthood, Family Planning Association Statement on Governor Baker’s Budget Cuts

Baker cuts funding for birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment while threats to national health programs loom.

 

BOSTON -- Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) and the Massachusetts Family Planning Association criticized Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to cut $181,802 from the state’s vital family planning funding. The state’s family planning program plays a critical role in keeping Massachusetts residents healthy, and the loss of funding will diminish access to critical preventive health services like cancer screenings, birth control and STI screening and treatment.

“For many women, Massachusetts’ investment in family planning services makes the difference between having access to cancer screenings and birth control and forgoing health care altogether,” Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO of PPLM, said.  “Governor Baker’s decision to cut funding for this vital state program will make it more difficult for patients, particularly low-income women, to access the preventive care they need at a time when the future of sexual and reproductive health care access is already in jeopardy.”

Read more: Planned Parenthood, Family Planning Association Statement on Governor Baker’s Budget Cuts

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund celebrates election of Jack Lewis to the House of Representatives

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2016

Contact:  Johanna Kaiser, Media Relations Manager, (617) 515-0531

 

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund celebrates election of Jack Lewis to the House of Representatives 

Lewis is committed to improving the health of communities

               

BOSTON – The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) celebrates the election of Jack Lewis as State Representative of the 7th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Lewis’s election is a victory for women, men and young people who benefit from greater access to health care.

“Jack Lewis is a community leader who understands that access to sexual and reproductive health care and providing comprehensive sexuality education to young people are essential for building healthy communities. He will represent the strong pro-women’s health values of his district by putting patients first, strengthening reproductive rights, and working to remove barriers to health care,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of PPAF.

Read more: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund celebrates election of Jack Lewis to the House of Representatives

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund celebrates victory of women’s health allies on the Cape and Islands

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2016

Contact:  Johanna Kaiser, Media Relations Manager, (617) 515-0531

 

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund celebrates victory of women’s health allies on the Cape and Islands 

Election of PPAF-endorsed candidates affirms Cape voters’ support of reproductive rights

                                                                                                                                                  

BOSTON – The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) celebrates the election of endorsed state legislative candidates who will represent the strong pro-women’s health values of Cape and Islands residents on Beacon Hill.

PPAF endorsed state Senate candidate Julian Cyr and Massachusetts House of Representatives candidate Dylan Fernandes, for election. PPAF also endorsed State Representative Sarah Peake for re-election.

“PPAF staff and volunteers engaged voters across the Cape to educate them on candidates’ positions. The positive response we received and the support for sexual and reproductive health care were overwhelming,” said PPAF president Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak. “Voters want to make sure their lawmakers will put patients first, strengthen reproductive rights, and help keep their communities healthy.”

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