Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Planned Parenthood will reopen Feb. 15

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:18 AM

NAT STEIN
  • Nat Stein

The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic will reopen on February 15.

Parts of the building are still under construction, so only a portion of the building will be in service. The clinic plans to offer the full range of services at the location, though appointments will be limited until the rest of the building reopens, which should happen in a few months. 

 Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain President and CEO Vicki Cowart stated in a press release: 
On February 15 we will open the doors to serve our community just as we have done for generations. We are in awe of our healing and resilient colleagues in Colorado Springs. They are eager to get back to the mission they so deeply care about and the people they so compassionately care for. We welcome our team and our community back into the space with open arms and full hearts.
The local Planned Parenthood has been closed since November 27, when Robert Dear opened fire at the clinic, killing three people and wounding nine. Patients have had to travel to other Planned Parenthoods in the state since then. 

In her statement, Cowart said that the Colorado Springs clinic has increased security since the shooting. But she also stressed that patients shouldn't have to be afraid when they go the a health care clinic.

"We stand, stronger than ever," she wrote, "for the belief that every person in this community, this country, and around the world deserves access to reproductive health care without fear of harassment or violence." 

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