On Tuesday, September 29, Planned Parenthood health centers will offer free STD testing in 28 cities. The offering is part of “National Pink Out Day,” which is being held in order to rally support for the women’s healthcare provider.
PPFA is currently under scrutiny after the Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos suggesting that the organization made a practice of selling aborted fetus parts.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT.) and other women’s rights activists will also gather tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to deliver petitions with over 2 million signatures imploring Congress not to defund PPFA.
The New York Times reports:
The National Pink Out Day will coincide with a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday morning about the allegations against Planned Parenthood. The committee had already begun its own investigation into the videos before leaders announced formation of a new special committee. The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is scheduled to testify.
“Women and men across the country turn to Planned Parenthood as a trusted provider of reproductive health care — one in five women in America has relied on Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime,” said PPFA president Cecile Richards in a statement.
“Denying people the ability to go to Planned Parenthood would harm millions of people. These baseless political attacks are about one thing — interfering with women’s personal medical decisions.”
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