Amid Terrorism Fears, Planned Parenthood Opens New Facility in L.A.
It's a tough time to be a Planned Parenthood security guard, what with the Colorado shooting and all.
A rep for the women's reproductive health nonprofit says there will be plenty of security on hand this morning as Planned Parenthood welcomes its 20th health center to Los Angeles County.
Planned Parenthood is hosting "the official inauguration" of its latest facility, this one in West Hollywood, the organization said in a statement.
"Planned Parenthood's top priority is the safety and well-being of patients and staff," it said. "Its doors are open today, in Colorado and across the country, and nothing will deter Planned Parenthood from providing high-quality health care to its patients."
Worried? We are too, but it's practically across the street from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood Station. We contacted sheriff's officials but couldn't reach anyone.
The facility "will offer a full range of reproductive health care, including gynecological exams, cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, STD testing and treatment, birth control, abortion services, as well as counseling and education," Planned Parenthood stated.
It will even offer medication "aimed at lowering HIV infections" — Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), the organization said.
The celebration, open to the media but not, apparently, to the public, starts at 9:30 a.m. at 825 N. San Vicente Blvd., organizers said. It's expected that West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath will give remarks.
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