10.16.16 Centennial Celebration
100 YEARS STRONG
For 100 years, Planned Parenthood health centers have provided essential health care. Since day one, Planned Parenthood has believed everyone deserves access to basic health care and sexual health information --- and has defiantly fought to ensure no one can take that away.
Planned Parenthood was founded on the still too revolutionary idea that people should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Women now have more opportunities than ever before, all of which would have been unthinkable without the ability to plan their futures and fulfill their dreams knowing they'll be able to plan if, whether and when to have children.
Planned Parenthood has always stood defiant in the face of opposition. For 100 years people have tried to stop Planned Parenthood, and for 100 years they have failed.
Reproductive health and rights are at stake in this election. Donald Trump is a dangerous bully who will make things worse for women, families, and this country. Hillary Clinton is a fierce and proven champion for women and for families. She’s running on the most progressive major party platform in history, and a vote for her is the best way to move a progressive agenda forward.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action knows the challenges women and families face every day – not just in accessing reproductive health care, but in achieving their dreams, economic fairness, and in raising safe and healthy families. Donald Trump doesn’t care or understand our lives. Hillary Clinton does, and she is the only candidate who will fight for us.
Access to safe and legal abortion, insurance coverage of birth control, and access to care at Planned Parenthood shouldn’t be a partisan or political issue. But extreme politicians across this country have made it one.
That’s why we’re building one of the strongest advocacy and political organizations in the country –– to protect access to Planned Parenthood health centers for the 2.5 million people who rely on them for care every year through educational initiatives, grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy and electoral efforts.
Those who are most impacted by cuts to reproductive health care are the ones who have the strongest voice. People most impacted by cuts to care -- women, especially women of color, younger people, and more --- have the power to change policy, influence opinions, and decide elections.
One in five women will get care at a Planned Parenthood health center in her lifetime. One in three women in America will have an abortion. When politicians attack access to safe, legal abortion, or access to basic reproductive health care, they’re attacking the women and men who depend on those services.
9 million people across the country have raised their hand to say they support Planned Parenthood and the issues it stands for. And across the country, people are voting for candidates who will protect and expand access to reproductive health care.
We won’t be silenced, and we won’t give up. We #ActStrong to fight for the world we want to see, today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.