Planned Parenthood issues statement regarding Meg Whitman’s visit to Orange County


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For immediate release

September 14, 2010

Contact:
Stephanie Kight, 714.633.6373, skight@pposbc.org

Planned Parenthood Issues Statement Regarding Meg Whitman’s Visit to Orange County

ORANGE, CALIF.– Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties CEO, Jon Dunn, today issued the following statement about Meg Whitman’s visit to Orange County:

“Meg Whitman is coming to Orange County to talk to Orange County women about the issues they face every day. Our concern is that from day one of her campaign, Whitman has expressed that women’s health care isn’t an important issue in this campaign. We are not even sure she is committed to protecting California’s effective family planning services. What Whitman has said is she wants to repeal laws that protect women from unfair treatment by health insurance companies.

Orange County women and men count on Planned Parenthood to be there for them – whether they need help with how to talk to their teens or they need information about starting a family. They know we will be there for them whether or not they have health insurance. That’s why a in a recent poll by OC Metro, Orange County Planned Parenthood was listed as one of the county’s most trustworthy brands.

Our concern is that Whitman doesn’t know the full story about the women who turn to Planned Parenthood for their healthcare. We’re glad Whitman is coming to Orange County and we hope to open a dialogue with Whitman about the real issues Orange County women are facing every day.”

Time and time again Whitman has been vague about her position on issues related to women’s health. California voters understand the importance of women’s health; we want to know if Whitman does.

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Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care and education services to more than 72,000 local women and men, regardless of their health status or insurance status. We’ve been building healthy communities since 1965 with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information that can help people make the best decisions about their health. We believe that health care is a basic human right and that prevention is the best medicine, which is why 93% of our services are preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, education programs, STD prevention and treatment, family planning, WIC nutritional services, prenatal care, and more.

Our mailing address is:

Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties
700 S. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92866

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