Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed by the Planned Parenthood affiliates of New York State. PPESA engages in educational and electoral activity including voter education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.
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Your responses to this questionnaire will be used to inform PPESA’s online Reproductive Health Care scorecard, which will be available on a rolling basis at www.PPESActs.org. The rating scale
(0-100%) will educate voters about both incumbent and non-incumbent candidates’ positions on issues affecting Planned Parenthood health care providers and their ability to serve New Yorkers.
Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts’ Message for Candidates:
Planned Parenthood believes in ensuring that people have access to the reproductive and sexual health care services they need. We believe that every individual — regardless of income, age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status — has the fundamental right to decide when and whether to be a parent and to access non-judgmental, confidential health care. It is the government’s role to support personal childbearing decisions by ensuring adequate access to preventive health care services, including birth control and sexual health information, as well as access to quality prenatal care and safe, legal abortion. In the face of unprecedented attacks on our mission and reproductive health, Planned Parenthood stands firm in our commitment to protecting and expanding reproductive care here in New York and nationally. Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts defines support of our mission to include consistent voting records and public leadership in opposition to attempts to roll back access to sexual and reproductive health care and health equity.