Carson City, NV — Yesterday, the Health and Human Services Committee heard SB94, a bill that would allocate $6 million dollars over the biennium for family planning funding in the Silver State. With the introduction of SB94, Nevada sits in a unique position to protect and defend access to affordable reproductive health care services for the Nevadans who need it most. This bill comes at a time when family planning funding and reproductive health care is under attack at the national level, most recently with the Trump-Pence administration’s Title X gag rule.
Statement from Lindsey Harmon, Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada:
“Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable reproductive health care regardless of who they are, or where they live. By funding the state family planning grant program, Nevada is making sure more patients in our state receive the care they need and establishes women’s health care as a priority for generations to come.
We thank Senator Ratti’s commitment to increasing access to affordable reproductive health care and family planning services. She has been a champion for vital health care services for Nevadans.”
About Planned Parenthood In Nevada:
Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Nevada offer a variety of preventive reproductive exams, all forms of birth control, abortion care (Southern Nevada only) and provide referrals for community health resources by diverse staff members who mirror the communities they serve. Together, the Mar Monte and Rocky Mountain affiliates run three health centers: one in northern Nevada and two in southern Nevada. In total, they provide over 17,000 patients each year with access to preventive health care, cancer screenings, STD testing and education.
The results of the 2018 midterm elections are clear in Nevada. The state overwhelmingly elected candidates who believe that reproductive health care is a right including a Governor and a Senator who have the courage to stand up with Planned Parenthood to fight for reproductive health care.
Nevadans have a history of opposing attacks on reproductive health care:
○Over 60 percent of Nevadans support Planned Parenthood.
○Fifty-six percent of Nevadans support the Affordable Care Act, while only 32 percent oppose it.