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Thursday, January 7, 2016

UPCOMING EVENT

You are invited to Planned Parenthood of Nassau County's Roe v. Wade 43rd Anniversary Celebration!





Start the year out right in your commitment to reproductive rights and justice! Join Planned Parenthood of Nassau County in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade on January 28th. PPNC will be hosting a screening of the student produced documentary "The Provider", a film about the experiences of a traveling abortion provider in Dallas, Texas (further details on the film included below). The evening will include refreshments and a discussion following the film with the filmmakers and a Planned Parenthood health professional.

The event will be held at our Hempstead health center located at 540 Fulton Ave and will run from 6-8pm.To RSVP, please email ppnc@ppnc.org. 

See you there!


P.S Have you registered for our Day of Action in Albany yet? Click here to reserve your spot on the bus to take action and speak with your representatives on January 25th! Have questions about our Day of Action? Please email us at ppnc@ppnc.org.


About "The Provider"

The Provider follows traveling abortion provider, Dr. Shannon Carr, as she travels to work in Dallas, Texas to perform legal and safe abortions despite the vigorous anti-abortion stigma. In 2013, a Texas bill named House Bill Two (HB2) was passed which effectively closed down nearly two thirds of the state’s abortion clinics. These laws have become the biggest threat to women’s healthcare since before Roe vs. Wade.

The Provider examines these laws by telling the stories of those most affected by them. Dr. Shannon Carr travels every week from New Mexico to Dallas to one of the few clinics remaining in Texas. When asked why she continues to provide in a very hostile environment, Dr. Carr responded, “It is the stories that drive us.” Dr. Carr chooses to work in this area to help the women who need it most. It is the stories or life circumstances behind every patient that pushes Dr. Carr to continue to provide abortions, fight against legislation, and stigma surrounding abortion doctors.


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