New York, NY (PR) – “The Ms. Foundation for Women stands in support of Planned Parenthood and the women, men and teens they serve. We are disappointed in lawmakers who are rushing to call hearings based on a video created by anti-abortion extremists. We urge lawmakers to join us in supporting women’s health by standing with Planned Parenthood.”
Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement regarding the release of a “sting” video by anti-abortion activists targeting Planned Parenthood.
“The recent video attacking Planned Parenthood is yet another attack on women’s access to safe, legal abortion and birth control. The heavily edited video takes comments out of context in an effort to undermine both Planned Parenthood and lifesaving stem cell research.
“Opponent organizations, like the one linked to this video, have a long history of discrediting a woman’s right to choose and attacking women’s autonomy to make those decisions. When we are distracted by misinformation, we lose sight of the actual issue of self-determination for all people. What we do know is that by defunding essential health care like that provided by Planned Parenthood provides – including lifesaving cancer screenings, breast cancer health care, birth control and well-woman exams – we detrimentally impact communities that need those services the most; especially low-wage women and women of color.
“The Ms. Foundation for Women stands in support of Planned Parenthood and the women, men and teens they serve. We are disappointed in lawmakers who are rushing to call hearings based on a video created by anti-abortion extremists. We urge lawmakers to join us in supporting women’s health by standing with Planned Parenthood.”
Investigation at Sate Legislature
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - The Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLA) is calling on the Governor and members of the Georgia Legislature to launch a state investigation into Planned Parenthood. GLA’s call comes after the release of a disturbing video showing Planned Parenthood’s Sr. Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola casually detailing the process of altering abortion procedures to harvest specific fetal body parts for the purpose of selling or delivering them intact and per request of buyers.
“The horrific and illegal acts described so callously by Planned Parenthood in yesterday’s video should give even the most ardent pro-choice advocate cause for grave concern,” said Executive Director Emily Matson. “We urge Georgia’s lawmakers to acknowledge the gravity of this evidence and launch an investigation to ensure this is not happening in Georgia. In addition, and in light of the lacking nature of our state's abortion provider regulations, the time is now to ensure abortion procedure and practices receive the scrutiny and attention of our regulatory and enforcement agencies."
Elected leaders in Texas, Louisiana, and other states are now vowing to investigate Planned Parenthood in their own states following revelations from the video. Planned Parenthood has a network of five Georgia clinics operating in Atlanta, Augusta, Lawrenceville, Marietta, and Savannah.
—> Edited by Anibal Ibarra