“If you stand up and fight for what you believe in you can make things happen,” Senator Patty Murray told a crowd of supporters and the media Friday at the Planned Parenthood health center on E Madison.
In the wake of the Komen Foundation’s decision to reverse course after announcing it would no longer provide funds to the women’s health service provider, Murray came to Seattle to speak on the ongoing fight to fund women’s health in the country.
“We stood up and we spoke out,” Murray said of the rapid spread of protest following Komen’s announcement. Murray said she was surprised by how quickly the word spread and people sent email and letters of protest to elected representatives.
Local Planned Parenthood officials say about $50,000 was donated across the state in the wake of the Komen controversy.
Original Report: Senator Patty Murray will be on E Madison Friday to help rally support for Planned Parenthood following a decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to end its support of the women’s health service provider.
The senator will speak at the E Madison health center, one of four Planned Parenthood facilities in the city.
A fifth is planned for First Hill as part of a decision by Swedish Medical Centers to no longer provide elective abortion services.
The Murray appearance is slated for 11:45a at the 2001 E Madison Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest headquarters.
Marchers at last February’s Walk for Choice (Image: CHS)