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Record No: Res 31624    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/19/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming the City of Seattle's support of Planned Parenthood and recognizing its vital role in providing health care.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess, Jean Godden
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION affirming the City of Seattle's support of Planned Parenthood and recognizing its vital role in providing health care.
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WHEREAS, Article 25 of the International Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to medical care; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Planned Parenthood), is a non-profit organization providing medical care for women, men, and communities in the City of Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood offers cancer screenings, pregnancy testing and counseling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, comprehensive sexual education, preventive health care services, birth control for men and women, emergency contraception, and abortion services; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood offers guidance and counseling on relationships, consent, body image, and other general health issues; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood provides resources for families on a variety of issues that impact children, families, and young adults, including sexual health education resources; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood serves more than 100,000 women and men in Washington State a year, including thousands of teenagers, people with limited income, and people in personal crisis; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood has been under attack by anti-women's health hardliners in recent months due to a series of manipulated and misleading videos released by an anti-choice organization, immediately seized upon and repeated by some policymakers; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood has been the subject of numerous politically-motivated and misguided investigations across a number of states as a result of those attacks; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood locations in California and Washington have been targeted by arsonists within the last several months; an...

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