H A N G E
All year long, change was in the air. Throughout 2008 and into 2009, the winds of change blewacross the land as Americans looked for new directions — in the White House, on Capitol Hill, intheir communities, and in their own lives.At Planned Parenthood, it was welcome news. For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood hasbeen a change agent — ghting for a world where every child is wanted, loved, and treated fairly;a world where women’s health is a paramount concern and access to health care is not only a rightbut a reality; a world where women are in charge of their own destinies.In 2008–09, Planned Parenthood’s 95 afliates operated 865 health centers across the nation.During the year, Planned Parenthood’s 33,000 national and afliate staff and volunteers workedthrough political and economic upheavals to bring meaningful change to millions of women andmen. They did so with the support of more than four million Planned Parenthood advocates in theUnited States.During this historic year, in which U.S. citizens broke historical barriers to elect new leadership, thevast Planned Parenthood family saw itself reinvigorated in its mission to ensure that everyone inAmerica has access to quality, affordable health care, including comprehensive reproductivehealth care.Change does not always come quickly and it rarely comes easily. But, as this report demonstrates,with a community of generous and committed supporters at its side, Planned Parenthood nds away to bring meaningful, positive change to our world — one person at a time.