Our History

1974

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates exists as an official committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council. There are 13 affiliates in Pennsylvania. Family Planning Information Office opens in Harrisburg.

1975

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) organization.

1981

Board begins discussions on creating a 501 (c)(4) organization.

1982

Pennsylvania Advocates for Reproductive Health is incorporated as a 501 (c)(4) organization; a coalition of groups supporting access to reproductive health and choice.

1983

501 (c)(4) name changed to Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates.
Three more affiliates add public affairs staff.

1984

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates and Advocates set goals together.
First mailing is sent to 4, 500 state supporters.

1985

First state and federal candidate Voter’s Guide is produced.

1988

1988 Abortion Control Act is passed by legislature and signed by Governor Casey.

1990

State office is reorganized.

1993

PP Pennsylvania Advocates adopts guidelines for candidate endorsements.

1994

Name of the 501(c)(3) is changed to Planned Parenthood Association of Pennsylvania.
The Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC is registered with the Department of State.

2010

Affiliate 501(c)(4) organizations and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates form one statewide 501(c)(4) organization.