For nearly 80 years, Planned Parenthood has been a high-quality health care provider for Texas women, men, and teens. This includes birth control, lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and other health care services. As we have said time and time again, Planned Parenthood follows all laws and has very high medical standards which are informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“Planned Parenthood works every day to ensure that Texans have access to high-quality, compassionate health care. We are the nation’s leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care and sex education. Millions of people walk through our doors every day, all across this country, and trust us to give them the health care and information they need. This may be a game for politicians, but for the women and men in Texas, it’s an attack on their access to health care.
“This thoroughly discredited smear campaign stems from totally false claims made by anti-abortion extremists who are pursuing a political agenda that is far outside the mainstream. Governor Abbott and the politicians behind these baseless attacks have allied themselves with extremists who are willing to lie, harass women and doctors, and reportedly break the law. It is clear that the public does not want elected officials spending time and money looking into patently false claims and working overtime to make it even harder for Texas women to access health care. Already, more than half of women in Texas report barriers to accessing reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood will continue doing everything in our power to fight this dangerous agenda on behalf of the Texans who rely on us.