About Us

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM)

PPAM is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Michigan. We work in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund at the national level, as well as our health center/education affiliate Planned Parenthood of Michigan, supporters, and patients at the state level to ensure access to reproductive health for all Michiganders.

PPAM works with its national and local Planned Parenthood sister organizations to fulfill our shared trifold mission of Health Care, Education, and Advocacy.

Our Mission

The mission of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is to protect and enhance the ability of affiliates to deliver reproductive healthcare services by affecting policy makers through electoral and non-electoral activities. (Affirmed, October 9, 1999)


Based on our mission, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan believes…

  • in fighting for justice, tolerance, diversity and against injustice and intolerance
  • in and respects the integrity and the value of each individual
  • women and men have the right to control their reproductive lives
  • in promoting healthy human sexuality
  • quality family planning health services should be universally accessible and affordable
  • family planning decisions should be voluntary and confidential and include a full range of reproductive options for everyone
  • each individual, regardless of age, has a right to complete and accurate information about sexuality and reproductive rights
  • the choice of whether or not to be a parent should be informed and deliberate
  • the citizenry should be educated and informed about reproductive health issues in order to advocate for them and related issues
  • in advocating for policies that support strong families so that every child will be a wanted child
  • in being the voice for those women and men whose voice is silenced by life’s circumstances
  • in prevention first, intervention second, and purposeful intention always
  • there are no easy ways to reduce unintended pregnancy, the need for abortion, and premature parenthood but that the best way is through comprehensive education and quality medical services
  • that pro-choice candidates should be identified and supported
  • the citizenry should have information about positions of elected officials and candidates; and
  • that abortion should be legal, safe, private and accessible

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