Planned Parenthood: 'These doors stay open'

Planned Parenthood: 'These doors stay open'

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Planned Parenthood is working to assure patients they're not going anywhere, despite last week's election.

Since Nov. 8, the nonprofit organization has received an outpouring of support.

Thousands of dollars have been donated to the health center, some event in Vice President-elect Mike Pence's name.

Pence has a history of trying to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

More people are also calling the center to make appointments or get information.

Edna Meza Aguirre, regional associate development director of Planned Parenthood Arizona, said the support and increase in patients is a direct response to the election.

In order to ease any worries from patients, Planned Parenthood is putting signs that say "These doors stay open" at every center across the country.

The donations made the signage possible.

"I'm touched by every one of them," Aguirre said. "I was touched by one this week. She is on a fixed income, she is very upset, she doesn't know what to do. She remembers pre-1972, she is trying to do what she can to support an organization that meets needs."

Aguirre said donations will also help pay for doctors and the equipment they use, which in turn will help better serve the community.

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