Dear @LiveAction and others waging war against Planned Parenthood: Meet My @PPact

Dear Live Action and others waging war against Planned Parenthood:

Meet my PP. This is the closest PP to where I live. These are the services offered. Yup, abortion is in there! They do abortions and will take care of the women before and after; I certainly won’t argue that they do abortions – it’s simply true that they do. Then, however, the list goes on.

What about the rest of these services offered by PP? If you shut down PP, you shut down health care for women, men, and children across the nation who cannot get health care otherwise because they are uninsured or underinsured. Please don’t let the privilege of having health care coverage blind you from the need of others to have access to PP.

It’s a fact that millions are uninsured. It’s a fact that the human right to health care is not yet honored by this country. Until it is, we need places like PP to go to insure that people are as healthy as they can be, even if they can’t afford health care.

Richmond Health Center offers the following services:

  • abortion pill (medication abortion)
  • in-clinic abortion
  • sedation options (medication to make the abortion more comfortable)
  • pre- and post-abortion patient education
  • post-abortion follow-up exams
  • referrals for abortion services
  • referrals for abortion-related counseling

Richmond Health Center offers the following birth control methods:

  • birth control pill
  • birth control shot
  • birth control vaginal ring (NuvaRing)
  • diaphragm
  • condom
  • emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • IUD (Mirena)
  • IUD (ParaGard)

Richmond Health Center offers the following services:

  • HIV testing

Richmond Health Center offers the following men’s health services:

  • urinary tract infections — testing and treatment

Richmond Health Center offers the following emergency contraception (morning after pill) and related services:

  • emergency contraception

Richmond Health Center offers the following pregnancy related services:

  • pregnancy testing
  • abortion services
  • adoption referrals
  • prenatal services
  • trained staff to discuss your options with you if you are pregnant

Richmond Health Center offers the following services related to the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):

  • STD testing, diagnosis and treatment, including:
    • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
    • chlamydia
    • genital warts
    • gonorrhea
    • herpes
    • HIV (testing and diagnosis only)
    • syphilis
    • trichomoniasis (trich)
    • Other STD testing, diagnosis and treatment services are also available. Please ask our staff for more information.

Richmond Health Center offers the following women’s health services:

  • breast exams
  • cervical cancer screening
  • colposcopy
  • cryotherapy
  • LEEP (treatment of abnormal pap)
  • mammogram referrals
  • Pap test
  • urinary tract infections — testing and treatment
  • vaginal infections — testing and treatment

If you’re against abortion, fight abortion. If you’re not against access to low-cost health care, don’t fight PP as a whole.

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