Reproductive health care provider
Planned Parenthood is a nationwide provider of reproductive health care, operating over 600 health centers. The organization offers comprehensive sex education and provides many health services, including contraception, cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted infections, and abortions. Planned Parenthood is a frequent target of violence and harassment and many health centers have experienced arson, bombings, shootings, and other forms of harassment. It is also the focus of consistent Republican legislative attacks trying to shut its health centers down or otherwise prevent the provision of abortion care. Conservative media also frequently demonize Planned Parenthood, create deceptive videos, and run campaigns smearing the organization in an effort to influence public opinion against it.