Summer of Normalcy, Planned Parenthood Great Plains' (PPGP) reminder campaign about normalizing health care, is off to a beautiful start. Our clinic escorts donned PPGP umbrellas and braved the summer heat to offer a friendly face to patients arriving at the Wichita Health Center. Escorts in Oklahoma City and Overland Park, Kansas will also be working diligently this week to make sure every person arriving will hear a friendly hello and a smiling face.
This effort comes as anti-reproductive health extremists have gathered in Kansas to mark 25 years since the Summer of Mercy protest shut down the city of Wichita. PPGP and its supporters immediately took action and went to work, ensuring access remains safe and comfortable at all health centers.
To PPGP escorts and the Wichita Police Department, thank you! The patients and staff are incredibly appreciative for the security and comfort you have offered. When clinic escort trainings took place this month, your presence humbled us all. This work would not be possible without the countless people who help to keep PPGP health center doors open.