The Planned Parenthood® Action Fund, the host of www.plannedparenthoodaction.org, is a national not-for-profit organization with its main offices in New York City and Washington, DC. The Action Fund is the nonpartisan advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote the Planned Parenthood mission.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA) is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With over 650 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions.
Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers provide health care including routine gynecological exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraceptive services, abortion care, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and HIV testing and education to three million women, men, and adolescents. ONE IN FIVE American women visits a Planned Parenthood health center sometime during her lifetime. For information about reproductive health and the services provided by Planned Parenthood affiliates, visit www.plannedparenthood.org.
What is Planned Parenthood advocacy? The Planned Parenthood movement’s extensive experience in providing community-based health care for nearly 100 years informs Planned Parenthood advocacy efforts. These efforts include advocating for changes in public policy, with a sharp focus on ensuring access to comprehensive, affordable reproductive health care for all. In partnership with more than four million activists, supporters, and donors, Planned Parenthood organizations advocate for health care access, promote effective education and prevention policies, protect a woman’s right to choose, and challenge government interference in the most personal decisions of women and their families. Planned Parenthood advocacy efforts also extend to some of the poorest nations in the world, where PPFA and some PPFA affiliates partner with local organizations to advocate for policies that promote women’s health and improve their quality of life, including the provision of safe abortion.