Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 6, 2010, 2:26 AM
Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) has been providing quality family planning services to the people of Illinois for more than 50 years. Though medical services, education, counseling and advocacy programs, Planned Parenthood works to ensure that all individuals are able to make their own personal reproductive choices.
PPIL believes that reproductive self-determination, with effective sexuality education and access to family planning and related services, is necessary to enhance the quality of life, preserve individual opportunity, and serve the interests of the family.
Based on this belief, PPIL's mission is to:
Provide, or cause to be provided, effective reproductive health services, especially for those who do not have adequate resources, in settings which preserve and protect the privacy, dignity and essential rights of the individual.
Provide, or cause to be provided, education which ensures an understanding of sexuality and its implications for the individual, the family, and society.
Initiate, advocate and cause to be implemented, public and private policies which guarantee reproductive self determination and the services and resources necessary to it.