PROVIDENCE – Planned Parenthood of Southern New England on Nov. 7 honored efforts of U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez and Don E. Wineberg at “A Providence Affair: Honoring the Men Who Champion Women’s Health” at the Rogers Williams Park Casino.
“We were proud to honor three extraordinary men who have worked, and continue to work, tirelessly on behalf of Rhode Island women,” said Judy Tabar, president & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. “We stand with and support these incredible men, and all Rhode Islanders who continue to advocate for and support women’s health care services.”
Congressman David N. Cicilline has been a defender of women’s rights and health care throughout his life. Cicilline continually stood with Planned Parenthood and most recently, has been an outspoken advocate for the Affordable Care Act, especially as women will be able to receive reproductive health care without insurance co-pay.
Dr. Pablo Rodriguez is an obstetrician and gynecologist with 28 years of experience and practices and is CEO of the successful medical practice, Women’s Care. He served as medical director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island for 22 years, and most recently, has advocated for health care reform in Rhode Island.
Don E. Wineberg has been practicing health law for over 20 years. He represents hospitals, physician groups of all sizes and specialties, including many tax-exempt organizations. He is also counsel to the Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Wineberg is active in Rhode Island’s public policy and advocacy efforts for health care and environmental sustainability.
All proceeds from the event went to care for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England patients who receive high quality health care, regardless of their ability to pay. Annually, the agency serves more than 70,000 women, men and teens, providing a range of critical, life-saving health care services, including breast cancer screenings, Pap tests, birth control, and STD/STI testing and treatment.