Planned Parenthood

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Hoping to get ahead of potential Zika outbreaks, Planned Parenthood of Collier County is launching a new education initiative aimed at prevention. While anyone is a target for a mosquito carrying the virus, the awareness program aims to help women protect their unborn children from the virus in underserved communities like Immokalee.

U.S. House of Representatives

The Chamber of Southwest Florida hosted U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-FL, Wednesday in Fort Myers. 

Before he spoke, Rooney reflected on earlier interactions with constituents in Florida's 19th Congressional district

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida says it would have to close its Immokalee clinic, and possibly pull back on other services, if a change passed by Congress and signed into law last week by President Donald Trump were to strip them of Title X family planning funding.

Protests Spark Over Planned Parenthood And Abortion

Feb 13, 2017

  

On Saturday, Rebecca Porter was one of about 100 people standing on a sidewalk outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Temple Terrace, protesting abortion. She held a sign that read: "My Abortion Hurt Me."

Rachel Iacovone

Activist organizations rallied at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Naples Monday to protest president-elect Donald Trump's proposed healthcare replacement.

The group calls itself the Southwest Florida Resistance Coalition, and though it's less than two weeks old, it already represents nearly a dozen local social and environmental justice organizations.

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