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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday his 2020 budget proposal would include $200,000 for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) to fund family planning and education services. This is an increase of $50,000 over previous funding levels.

Statement from Mike Murray, Vice President of Public Affairs and External Relations at PPWI:

“Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is thankful for this investment in keeping Dane County safe, healthy and strong. This increased funding from the County allows PPWI to make sure more patients have access to lifesaving care like cancer screenings, wellness exams, birth control and STD testing and treatment. It also allows PPWI to increase our educational programming in the region.

“We look forward to continuing to partner with the County to bring reproductive health care and education to every member of our community. PPWI is grateful for Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s leadership in prioritizing this cornerstone public health investment.”

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is a nonprofit health care provider serving 60,000 patients annually at 24 health centers. Planned Parenthood provides the full range of comprehensive reproductive health care including well woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, birth control and abortion care.