Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains was felling pretty smug announcing their telemedicine app for rural women to get their birth control prescriptions, rather than travel to their clinics or just get it from a local gynecologist.
Not satisfied with their own accomplishment, Vicki Cowart, PP president and CEO, had to insert politics and go after U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
“Planned Parenthood nationwide is on our political side – supporting the folks working to elect strong champions to state and federal positions. It has just announced a $45 million campaign, and Colorado is one of the states that we are going to focus on. We have a U.S. senate race [the Cory Gardner senate race] that will be important to women’s rights.”
Ironically, Gardner is working to do more for women’s rights than Planned Parenthood when it comes to birth control access, pushing the federal government to offer pills over-the-counter without the need for a prescription, or the abortion rights group’s telemedicine app.