SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Planned Parenthood garnishes strong options from people for and against the organization. Monday Planned Parenthood leaders expressed their concerns about today’s political world.
“Our political system right now is very divided and polarized. But health care is not a political issue and if we treat health care and access to health care as a political issue and the solutions as political solutions then the people are going to fall through the cracks. Planned Parenthood is completely committed to caring for our patients in a way that is non-judgmental and that is professional and that is compassionate,” stated in a message from a Planned Parenthood video.
Kate Kelly from Planned Parenthood strategic advocacy team and Liz Owens, the community engagement coordinator, talk more about want Planned Parenthood stands for and why its work is so important.
Tuesday Planned Parenthood staffers are going to be literally shining light – pink light, that is – to show how much the community supports the work that they do.
Staffers will be going door-to-door in Marmalade and the Avenues neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, to hand out pink light bulbs.
They’re asking folks who support reproductive rights, who support Utahns having access to health care, who support Utahns having the facts they need to stay healthy, to put take one of these free light bulbs and put it up on their porch light, or a lamp by their front windows to send the message loud and clear: Utah supports reproductive rights.
They expect to hand out about 300 light bulbs.
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