Stand With Planned Parenthood
Dear [Decision Maker],
Planned Parenthood is Pennsylvania's largest provider of low-cost, high quality, preventive family planning services. Last year alone they served 108,000 patients and provided 205,000 screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, and 18,000 breast wellness exams.
Nearly 50% of Planned Parenthood health centers in Pennsylvania are in medically under-served areas of the state. Any assertion that patients would be seamlessly absorbed by the already overburdened health care safety net is simply not true. Any further reduction in access to subsidized women's health services will only lead to more unintended pregnancy, more untreated STDs and more undetected cancers, and ultimately, more costs for the state.
On behalf of the 108,000 Pennsylvania patients, I hope you will see defunding proposals for what they are and speak against any effort to eliminate the ability of women and men to receive subsidized family planning services at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]