HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Council of the Service Employees International Union issued the following statement today in support of Planned Parenthood:
“For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing safe and quality reproductive care in a judgement-free environment. Each year, millions of women and families turn to Planned Parenthood’s nonprofit clinics for affordable health care services—including cancer-prevention tests, well-woman visits, and access to birth control.
“Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for women all across Pennsylvania, who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn for reproductive health care and other vital services. Recently, however, Planned Parenthood has been the victim of a highly coordinated, legally dubious campaign aimed at one thing – ending Planned Parenthood’s very existence.
“Without Planned Parenthood, 2.7 million who use its non-profit health centers each year would be denied access to critical, and sometimes life-saving care. As advocates for quality healthcare, the SEIU State Council continues to stand behind Planned Parenthood.”