BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS DECEMBER 5 FOR ANOTHER VOTE AFFECTING WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTERS! GET YOUR STORY IN AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO HELP IN THE TESTIMONIAL EFFORT TO PREVENT TRAP.
In an effort to highlight the potential impact of health center closures due to TRAP, we are actively recruiting patients and impacted women to share their stories with us. Thus far, we have collected stories around a first visit to get birth control, cancer screenings that led to early diagnosis, and choosing a women’s health provider because it was a trusted place to go.
Ultimately, we want to make sure our stories are representative of the women across the Commonwealth and that Planned Parenthood/Abortion Rights Coalition have enough stories to pull from for Board of Health meetings, reporters, and the General Assembly.
To do that, we ask you to contribute your story. Or, ask a friend to contribute hers. There are many reasons women and families access these health centers. The Board of Health, the media, and our representatives need to be made unable to deny the quality and trusted care that women in Virginia will be denied if the Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers are allowed to take their full effect.
At this link you may write your story, state your levels of comfort concerning privacy and publication, and/or share a video of you telling your story.
We encourage you to share this post/email with your friends and colleagues who support choice, responsible family planning, healthy families and children, and access to reasonably priced health care. The Coalition is particularly interested in stories about sexual and reproductive health care.
Simone Roberts, Historian / ERA Coordinator