The Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates FAPPA) is the nonpartisan advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood health centers in Florida. In partnership with more than 700,000 activists, supporters and donors in the state, FAPPA advocates for access to our 22 health centers where patients receive nonjudgmental, compassionate and affordable quality care. With nearly 78% of Planned Parenthood health centers in medically underserved areas, Planned Parenthood continues to be a trusted provider for communities in need.
For 45 years since the decision in Roe v. Wade, it’s been clear that the constitution protects every woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions about abortion. Yet politicians in Florida will stop at nothing to end access to reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion. We have seen Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature signing into law bill after bill that would continue to limit access to critical reproductive health care services.
These attacks have fueled an unprecedented mobilization of people, with women leading the charge. In 2017, we started marching – tens of thousands strong – in cities across Florida, the nation and the globe, giving voice to the concerns of women and families. In 2018, we remain strong. In coalition with partner organizations across the country and state, we met, called, emailed and sent petitions to legislators to advocate for the well-being of Floridians. Because of this powerful movement, we were able to defeat one of the most dangerous anti-reproductive health bills that Florida has ever seen.