Planned Parenthood Email, August 29, 2012
After hearing from thousands of supporters from across the state, the Texas Department of State Health Services will hold a public meeting on its proposal to create a 100 percent state funded Women’s Health Program
— all so they can try to kick Planned Parenthood and our nearly 50,000 patients out of it.This is our chance to stand with Texas women and to tell the Department of State Health Services directly about the importance of Planned Parenthood health centers in Texas.
Here are the top three things you can do to stand with Texas women:
- Make your voice heard— attend the hearing on the proposed rule that will cost more money and provide Texas women with less care. Your presence can make all the difference on whether or not Planned Parenthood can continue to be a trusted health provider for Texas women.
Tuesday, September 4th, 1:30pm
Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
4800 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78756
- Tell us your story— If you can make it to the hearing, and even if you can’t — we need the Department of State Health Services to know what the Texas Women’s Health Program and Planned Parenthood mean to you. If you are among the one in five American women who have been helped by Planned Parenthood, please take just a moment to share your story. Help us illustrate just how these services impact the lives of Texas women.
- Support us — Planned Parenthood is still providing services everyday to Texas women in need and we are doing everything we can to not let them down. Consider making an emergency contribution to help us continue care for our patients. And please, give as generously as you can.
Thank you for doing your part to stand with the tens of thousands of Texas women who rely on Planned Parenthood. We’re going to keep fighting for our patients — and we’re so proud to have your support.
|Sincerely,Patricio Gonzales, CEO, Planned Parenthood Association of Hidalgo County
Tara Haskell, Interim CEO, Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock
Carla Holeva, CEO, Planned Parenthood of West Texas
Jeffrey Hons, CEO, Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas
Ken Lambrecht, CEO, Planned Parenthood of North Texas
Melaney Linton, CEO, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Pam Smallwood, Interim Co-CEO, Planned Parenthood of Central Texas & the Texas Capitol Region
Sarah Wheat, Interim Co-CEO, Planned Parenthood of Central Texas & the Texas Capitol Region