Press Release: Statement on Misleading Video of Planned Parenthood Provider

Advocates for Youth condemns the tactics of anti-abortion activists who knowingly lie to provoke controversy and undermine confidence in Planned Parenthood in particular and around abortion care specifically. This underhanded and unethical strategy is politically polarizing and further contributes to the stigmatization of women’s health care.

1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The need for abortion care has been a common experience across the generations and health care facilities such as Planned Parenthood have been there to ensure safe access.

The facilitation of fetal tissue donation by some Planned Parenthood centers, when approved by the client, should be applauded for its contribution to the advancement of human science. These donations help advance research into new treatments for diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure.

Advocates for Youth applauds Planned Parenthood for the important role it plays in the lives of American families.


Advocates for Youth is a national non-profit that advocates for policies and champions programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates’ Youth Activist Network stands 75,000 strong on 1,000 campuses and in tens of thousands of communities.

For Immediate Release 

July 15, 2015


Rachel Cooke