Pasadena Pride Center, the LGBT Center for the Greater San Gabriel Valley, unequivocally expresses its support and stands strong with Planned Parenthood. We urge the US Senate and House of Representatives to consider the sweeping and problematic implications of defunding the primary source of healthcare for many Americans.
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of reproductive health care in California by providing 1.6 million patient visits per year. Our local affiliate, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, has been serving the community with compassionate and respectful care since 1933.
Planned Parenthood provides necessary services to those who need it most in the Greater San Gabriel Valley and throughout the country. Cutting funding for programs such as cancer screenings, STD and pregnancy prevention, health education, and primary care health services would negatively affect our community’s already overloaded health care system.
LGBTQ people, as much as any other people, use birth control, get tested and treated for STDs, require breast and cervical cancer screening, and have abortions, and Planned Parenthood provides competent care to our community. In no uncertain terms, defunding Planned Parenthood would provide an access crisis for LGBTQ people across the Nation and right here at home in the San Gabriel Valley. Defunding Planned Parenthood is a reproductive justice issue that directly affects all Americans.
More than anything else, the Pasadena Pride Center stands with Planned Parenthood because they make the Greater San Gabriel Valley a healthy place for us all.