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New website shows women have more choices besides Planned Parenthood for low-cost health care

Website allows Americans to locate community health centers near them

Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Attorney sound bite:  Alison Howard

WHO: U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), and representatives of Alliance Defending Freedom and other pro-women, pro-life organizations
WHAT: News conference announcing the launch of new website, A continental breakfast will be provided.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Alliance Defending Freedom, 440 First St. NW, Suite 600, Washington
RSVP: Contact ADF Media Relations Director Bob Trent at [email protected] or (480) 216-3510

WASHINGTON – Monday, Alliance Defending Freedom and a number of co-sponsoring organizations launched, an interactive website that allows Americans to locate low-cost community health centers near them. The site provides a national map that displays the locations of all centers currently eligible for federal funds, with other types of centers to be added as time goes on. A news conference about the new site will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the ADF office in Washington, D.C.

“Thousands of low-cost health providers – offering a wide range of women’s services, like breast cancer screenings and preventative care – can be trusted with our hard-earned money,” said ADF Director of Alliance Relations Alison Howard. “These federally qualified health centers offer many of the same services as Planned Parenthood and include many more services Planned Parenthood is not licensed to do: immunizations, mammograms, cardiovascular blood tests, diabetes and glaucoma screenings, radiological services, and prenatal care, for example.”

“They typically offer the full range of women’s health services without all the scandal of Planned Parenthood, which has been associated with covering up the sexual abuse of minors, committing fraud with taxpayer money, and profiting off of the sale of baby body parts,” Howard added. “It can’t be trusted, so it shouldn’t be funded.” (#DefundPP) is a resource made available by the pro-women and pro-life movements of America. The site explains that its goal “is to give women everywhere in America access to information about the thousands and thousands of quality health care options women have.”

“Better choices for women are usually right around the corner. Alternative women’s health options are on average less than five miles away from the nearest Planned Parenthood,” Howard explained. “According to Planned Parenthood’s own statistics, fewer than 2 percent of women ever step into a Planned Parenthood facility in a given year. There are better choices for women’s healthcare than Planned Parenthood who’s president, Cecile Richards is called before congress Tuesday morning to explain the scandals surrounding her organization. Our tax money should fund those better choices.”

The website’s sponsors include Alliance Defending Freedom, Charlotte Lozier Institute, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, Live Action, March for Life, March for Life Action, Pregnant on Campus, Pro-Life Future, Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life, CitizenLink, Americans United for Life, and The Radiance Foundation.

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Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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