Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of people who were harmed, and we are grateful to law enforcement agencies and Planned Parenthood staff who handled this tragedy with courage and compassion.
The safety of patients and staff is our top priority, and Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place to ensure that our health centers are safe, supportive, welcoming environments for all people to get the high-quality health care they need. Our doors are open today, and they will be open tomorrow.
We've seen an alarming increase in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months, and that environment breeds acts of violence. Americans reject the hatred and vitriol that fueled this tragedy.