Oklahoma Monitor - September 9

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Dear supporter,

Last month, Planned Parenthood health centers across the country were forced out of the nation’s Title X program because of a federally mandated gag rule. Title X is designed to ensure that everyone, no matter where they live, how much money they make, and whether or not they have health insurance, has access to basic preventive reproductive health care like birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and wellness exams.

We already know the devastating consequences from blocking access to reproductive health care: Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 20 states with the worst maternal mortality rate in the nation and statewide STD rates continue climbing.

Blocking any funding to Planned Parenthood really means blocking patients from accessing health care that they need and deserve. Politicians should be finding ways to protect and expand access to care, not putting people’s health care at risk.

Stand with us in one or more of the following ways as we fight back together against these regressive policies that limit patients’ access to care:

  1. Attend an event below.

  2. Volunteer with us.

  3. Share your story about why Planned Parenthood matters to you.

  4. Make a donation.

  5. Follow Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes Oklahoma on Twitter.

  6. Schedule an appointment at a Planned Parenthood health center near you.

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In solidarity,

Tamya Cox-Toure
Regional Director of Public Policy and Organizing
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes


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News

Need birth control? Planned Parenthood says there's an app for that, CBS News

"Weeks after a high-profile exit from Title X, Planned Parenthood has launched a mobile app designed at providing birth control and urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment to women struggling to find time and resources to make it into a clinic. The app, called Planned Parenthood Direct, offers birth control options — including the pill, the patch and the ring — and UTI treatment to patients in 27 states and the District of Columbia. For in-clinic options, like an IUD, implant or shot, the app offers mobile booking to make an appointment at a nearby Planned Parenthood."

Planned Parenthood birth control app to expand all 50 states by end of 2020, The Hill

"'As politicians across the country try to further restrict or block access to reproductive and sexual health care, Planned Parenthood is working every day to increase access to care for all people,' Planned Parenthood acting President Alexis McGill Johnson told reporters on Wednesday. 'We know there is currently a vast, unmet need for sexual and reproductive health care in the U.S.' Planned Parenthood left the Title X program last month after the Trump administration said it must comply with new rules banning providers from referring women for abortions."


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