Mission: The mission of ppfa shall be to provide leadership in:- ensuring the provision of comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; - advocating public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; - providing educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; and- promoting research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encouraging the understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.
Programs: Increase access - programs designed to improve access to reproductive health services and information by leveraging technology, enhancing existing capacity, and securing the role of women's health centers in the evolving healthcare system.
engage communities - programs designed to engage broad and diverse communities to reduce health disparities and improve sexual health for the next generation.
build advocacy capacity- programs designed to build the organizational capacity and expertise necessary to be effective in protecting and expanding access to the full range of reproductive health services.
I have been a "member" since 1984 and they have always been consistent regarding the mission of helping people. Politicians often try to paint PPFA as evil, but that is not true, period. Keep up the good work.
For me, Planned Parenthood has three important goals: first, to ensure that children are born into loving, caring families where they are wanted and welcomed; second, to help women of limited income get good health care, especially during pregnancy; and third, to help control the growth of human population in the interests of maintaining a sustainable number of us on our finite planet.--Julie Spickler