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Planned Parenthood Federation of America Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

[Editor’s Note: these organizations often work together in matters related to reproductive rights]

Mar. 2005

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  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens, and families. For more than 90 years, we’ve done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.”

“About Us,” Planned Parenthood website (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Mission:

“Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability.”

“Mission,” Planned Parenthood website (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit
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