Media Advisory: Locals Oppose Chris Gibson's Vote to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Visibility Event Friday on Broadway in Saratoga

SCHENECTADY, NY (02/24/2011)(readMedia)-- Women's health advocates to gather at Rep. Chris Smith's Saratoga district office; oppose his vote to defund Planned Parenthood

EVENT: Family Planning Advocates of NYS and Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson advocates visibility event to raise awareness of vote against Planned Parenthood

DATE: February 25, 2011

TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Rep. Chris Gibson's District Office, 513 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Advocates of Planned Parenthood and other family planning health centers will gather in front of the district office of Rep. Chris Gibson to raise public awareness of his recent votes in Congress assaulting women's health care.

Gibson voted to defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding for preventive and primary health services and eliminate the 40-year-old Title X federal family planning grant program that helps community-based health centers provide lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, and more hundreds of thousands of women, men and teens statewide.


Family Planning Advocates of New York State is a non-profit, statewide organization dedicated to protecting and expanding access to a full range of reproductive health care services. It represents New York's Planned Parenthood affiliates and other family planning centers, as well as hundreds of organizations and thousands of individual members.