San Francisco City Hall is seen lit up with pink lights Monday, October 17, 2016 in honor of one hundred years of health services provided through Planned Parenthood (Photo courtesy Miriam Gerace)

SF City Hall goes pink for Planned Parenthood

San Francisco City Hall will light up pink Monday night to honor Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary of providing health services, education and activism to the public.

The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. in front of City Hall where Mayor Ed Lee and Health Department members with Northern California Planned Parenthood staff and supporters are expected together to be in attendance.

It was 100 years ago when Planned Parenthood opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. The organization was founded to support the notion that women should have information and care to lead healthy lives.

Through the years, Planned Parenthood has championed the women’s right to access sexual and reproductive healthcare. In 1952, the International Planned Parenthood Federation was established to promote services worldwide.

In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that Texas cannot place restrictions on the delivery of abortion services.

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