October 14, 2010
Planned Parenthood Of Wisconsin Celebrates 75 Years!
Guests: Deborah Hobbins - Executive Director, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Nicole Safar - Public Policy Advisor, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
As Planned Parenthood celebrates it's 75th Anniversary, they are out front on the issues of preventing teen pregnancy and reproductive health in general. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "there is ample cause to celebrate the work of this organization, which has prevented far more abortions than it has performed." 97% of the health care Planned Parenthood provides is preventive and primary care - care many women (and men as well) would not get at all if not for this organization. Planned Parenthood provides these services to 73,000 patients statewide every year.
In this election season, Planned Parenthood is encouraging voters to fully understand the reproductive health issues at risk in Wisconsin.
For more information about Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the work they do, and how you can access their services, www.ppawi.org.
For information on the health care reform legislation -The Affordable Care Act - go to healthcare.gov information, go to healthcarereform.wisconsin.gov
by Carol Koby at 5:15 AM