Florida Groups Praise Planned Parenthood

In response to a video smear campaign by the deceptively named “Center for Medical Progress”, aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood, 39 organizations issued the following statement acknowledging the immense contribution the organization has made towards expanding and protecting access to reproductive health care in Florida.

“Planned Parenthood has been an essential health care provider in Florida for over 50 years, and across the country for a century, providing life-saving cancer screenings, testing and treatment for HIV and STDs, well woman exams, contraception and abortion care.

“These fraudulent videos attempting to discredit the dedicated and passionate staff of this organization are part of a long-term, concerted campaign to undermine safe and legal abortion in our country. Politically motivated extremists are hurling these false accusations and attacks against Planned Parenthood in an attempt to discredit, harass, and stigmatize women and their doctors. This organization and their allies will stop at nothing to intrude into women's personal medical decisions. We'll stand with Planned Parenthood and against these extremists at every turn.”

Signed,

ACLU of Florida 
League of Women Voters of Florida
Equality Florida
National Council of Jewish Women (Florida)
SEIU Florida
Miami Clinic Access Project
Florida Consumer Action Network
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
Progress Florida Education Institute
Florida National Organization of Women (Florida NOW)
Organize Now
The Pro-Choice Coalition of Broward County
SAVE 
Democratic Women’s Club of Florida
Florida Latina Advocacy Network of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Emergency Medical Assistance, Inc. (EMA)
UniteWomen.org of Florida
College Democrats at University of Central Florida
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at University of Florida
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Florida International University
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at the University of Central Florida
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Florida Gulf Coast University
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Florida State University
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Florida Atlantic University
Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida
Project Vote
Reproductive Justice Study/action Group of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
Mi Familia Vota
National Women’s Political Caucus of Florida
New Florida Majority
Physicians for Reproductive Health
Working America
Florida CHAIN
Palm Beach County Human Rights Council
South Florida Voices For Working Families
Compass
Hispanic Health Initiatives, Inc.
Ruth's List Florida