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(ALBANY NY, Jan 3, 2018) Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts appreciates Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership in standing up for the rights and autonomy of women and at-risk New Yorkers. Following a year of unparalleled attacks on our reproductive health care both federally and by state legislatures nationwide, Governor Cuomo was clear that New York will lead on our health, our families, and our future.

“Governor Cuomo’s State of the State was clear - we must do better for all New Yorkers by codifying the protections of Roe v Wade into state law and passing the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act,” said Robin Chappelle Golston. “We are heartened by Governor Cuomo’s recognition that the barriers women face limit not only their potential but our state. We thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and commitment to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. We look forward to working with Governor Cuomo and the state legislature to create a banner year that testifies to our strength, courage, and commitment.”

Planned Parenthood has been providing all New Yorkers with essential reproductive and preventative health care for over 100 years. Planned Parenthood is a key safety-net health care provider, ensuring access to reproductive, sexual and basic health care statewide in urban, suburban and rural communities, especially for low-income and marginalized New Yorkers. Planned Parenthood is integral to our state’s health delivery system with 58 health centers and tens of thousands of education programs.



 Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is a non-profit, statewide organization dedicated to protecting and expanding access to a full range of reproductive health care services. It represents New York’s Planned Parenthood affiliates and works to protect and expand access to reproductive health care for all New Yorkers.