Planned Parenthood announces big changes in New Mexico. Here’s what you need to know.

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For more than 50 years, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care and information to women, men, and young people in New Mexico. That isn’t changing.

On Wednesday, PP announced that they were consolidating their services and clinics in New Mexico to ensure that they can continue to meet their patients’ needs in both the short and long term.

See the KOAT story about the changes here:

3 Planned Parenthood clinics to close around the state | KOAT | Updated: 8:26 AM MDT May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood will expand services in other New Mexico locations to make up for the closures — services like preventative care, breast cancer screenings, and longer hours of operation at the clinic located on San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque.

“We have a lot of people who are low-income. We have a lot of communities that are struggling to get health care in general. So we think Planned Parenthood is a safe space for people to come. We don’t turn people away,” Planned Parenthood Communications Manager Shaya Torres said.

 

So as a no-brainer, rather than competing against themselves in our community, they are focusing on serving as many patients as they can and as efficiently as possible. Part of this work includes their capital campaign for a new Albuquerque flagship health center that will enable them to serve more patients in the years to come.

At ProgressNow New Mexico – we know that there is strength in numbers – and we want to show Planned Parenthood that we are with them and they can always count on the strength of New Mexico’s Progressives!

Please join us and take a quick moment to send this thank you to our friends at Planned Parenthood.