Planned Parenthood’s Thoughts and Prayers Are with Rep. Giffords

PPAA volunteers, Cheryl Cage, and Nancy Young Wright with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during 2010 campaign season

Statement from Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Bryan Howard, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona, on shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords:


“The thoughts, wishes, and prayers of the entire Planned Parenthood family are with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and all of the victims of the tragic shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. Congresswoman Giffords is an invaluable and indefatigable advocate and public servant whom we respect for her courageous leadership on behalf of the people of Arizona and women everywhere. She is a fearless champion of health care for all Americans, and she played a vital role in the passage of the most important health care legislation in our nation’s history. She is a close friend of Planned Parenthood, and our staff and supporters in Arizona and across the country fervently hope for her recovery. We mourn all who were killed in this tragedy, and we will keep their families in our thoughts and prayers.”

Please feel free to leave your wishes for Rep. Giffords in the comments section.

2 responses to “Planned Parenthood’s Thoughts and Prayers Are with Rep. Giffords

  1. My wish for Rep. Giffords is that she is able to make a full recovery – based on her own pace and time table. She is such an amazing, inspiring woman. I am lucky to have lived in her district. Even though I’m a Grijalva constituent now, I still think she represents me well in Congress – she’s such a strong advocate for women’s health.

  2. I am so saddened by this tragedy, which has struck so close to home, both literally and figuratively. The surgeons, nurses, and other personnel at University Medical Center are so amazing and I’m very thankful that they were able to treat Ms. Giffords and so many of the other victims.

    I hear there is a need for blood in Tucson, so Tucsonans who want to do something can donate blood if they are eligible to do so. You can find information on blood drives by typing in your ZIP code at the Red Cross’ website.