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May 15, 2013

Statement on SCR 57

by Melissa Flournoy

Louisiana State Director, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

"For nearly 30 years, Planned Parenthood has worked in Louisiana to deliver high quality health care and information to women, families, and underserved communities. Planned Parenthood maintains the highest professional standards and makes rigorous efforts to comply with all laws and regulations.  For many women, a visit to Planned Parenthood is the only medical visit they have in a year. 

"The new health center in New Orleans will offer women and men high quality comprehensive reproductive health care including life save breast and cervical cancer screenings, well-woman exams, contraception and information about birth control methods, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STDs), HIV testing and counseling, and sexual health education. These are services that will not only address health disparity, but give women and families the care they need to live healthy lives. 

"SCR 57, by Senator Danny Martiny (R-Metairie), threatens Louisianans access to basic, preventive health care from a trusted provider.

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