Planned Parenthood’s health care important to county

Planned Parenthood’s role in the health of the community is unparalleled. In Snohomish County there is currently one Planned Parenthood location in Everett. Our community relies heavily on this center to provide access to sexually transmitted infection and disease testing and treatment as well as other services.

Snohomish County as well as King and Pierce counties made up 60 percent of all syphilis cases in Washington state in 2020 according to a report done by the state Department of Health. If Planned Parenthood in our community was to be defunded, cases of STI’s will likely increase and will be detrimental to the members of our community. Planned Parenthood is vital to the health of our community and should be recognized as such. If defunded, our already medically underserved communities will continue to suffer.

Planned Parenthood is to health care as the bones are to the body, vital and supportive.

Tori Mayer

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