Statement by Kathy Kneer, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA, regarding California Legislative Women’s Caucus legislative priorities and their support of Planned Parenthood.
“As Congress once again moves to gut maternity care, reduce women’s access to birth control, and raise insurance rates for women, we are gratified that the members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus continue to support women and families and to Stand with Planned Parenthood. They recognize the important role Planned Parenthood plays as a provider of preventive and reproductive health care to more than 850,000 Californians every year.
“And as the California Women’s Legislative Caucus unveiled their 2017 priority bills – child care, equal pay, parental leave, among others – it is important to recognize the contribution that access to reproductive health plays in allowing women to finish school, enter the job market and plan for their families.
“We appreciate that the Women’s Caucus noted that ‘providers like Planned Parenthood have given us decades of evidence that prove access to all health care services … is how to keep women healthy.’”
Fast Facts about Planned Parenthood health services in California
Planned Parenthood Health Centers provide:
- 1.5 million patient visits annually
- Contraception to nearly 631,000 patients
- 1 million pregnancy tests
- 96,000 cervical cancer screenings
- 1.5 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections