Larsen Meets with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Jun 10, 2016 Issues: Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, this week met with a group from Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to discuss their efforts and his support for safe and accessible access to healthcare.

“It is always great meeting with the staff of Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood who are working hard to protect people’s access to healthcare,” said Larsen. “Nearly 20 years ago, my wife and I relied on the services of Planned Parenthood to confirm the great news that we were going to have our first child. I continue to be a staunch supporter of the effort to protect federal funding for Planned Parenthood so that it can continue to offer health care options, education and high-quality services to women and men in our communities and nationwide.”

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood, founded in 1969, serves men, women , and teens of Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties. They provide affordable reproductive healthcare and education, including STI testing and a variety family planning services. The Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood served 12,000 people in 2014 alone.

Larsen is a long-time supporter of Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, Larsen signed on to a resolution to disband the Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood, which has spent more than $300,000 taxpayer dollars investigating the organization.

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