From Progress VA:
In the face of coordinated and underhanded attacks on Planned Parenthood, which provides quality health care to thousands of women across the commonwealth, Virginia organizations today declared they stand with Planned Parenthood and the women they serve. ProgressVA, New Virginia Majority, the Sierra Club of Virginia, the League of Women Voters of Virginia, and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia released statements in support of the organization and the compassionate care they provide.
ProgressVA: “Virginians are no strangers to coordinated attacks on women’s health and abortion access. From transvaginal ultrasounds and bills to ban birth control to targeted restrictions designed to shut down women’s health centers, we know this agenda is really about eliminating safe and legal abortion. We stand with Planned Parenthood because we believe that every woman should be able to decide for herself whether and when to start a family. Politicians have no business interfering in private, personal health care decisions. Every woman’s situation is different, which is why we are so grateful for the quality, compassionate care they provide to every woman who walks through their doors. Shame on the politicians who would exploit crass and underhanded attacks to try to shut down women’s access to reproductive care.”
New Virginia Majority: “Planned Parenthood provides quality, compassionate health care to thousands of Virginia women. These attacks threaten women's access to a trusted health care provider, especially in low-income communities. New Virginia Majority stands with Planned Parenthood because we believe every Virginian should have access to affordable, quality health care without political interference.”
Sierra Club of Virginia: “Sierra Club stands with Planned Parenthood and the vital services they provide to millions of Americans. Protecting women's access to health care, including voluntary family planning, is key to fostering a healthy planet.”
League of Women Voters of Virginia: “The League of Women Voters of Virginia is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, quality health care, including reproductive health care, for all Virginia residents. We endorse maintaining and increasing the availability of health care in medically underserved areas. The high-quality services provided by the Planned Parenthood women’s health centers are a key part of the reproductive health care needed in Virginia. The League opposes attempts to limit health care services for women and, therefore, supports the continuation of Planned Parenthood’s compassionate, quality care provided here in Virginia.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia: “Millions of women and families nationwide – including hundreds of thousands of women in Virginia – turn to Planned Parenthood every year for quality, affordable, and compassionate reproductive health care. These heavily-edited videos are part of a much bigger pattern of harassment and violence by extremists whose real goal is to ban abortion, close women’s health centers and cut women off of birth control and lifesaving cancer screenings. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, and we will continue fighting for the Virginia women and families who rely on this organization every single day.”