Among the speakers at the event was Bryan Howard, President & CEO Planned Parenthood Arizona. He said, "The challenge for our critics is that their criticisms don't reflect what we do every day. This year we had 35,000 patients in Arizona. Those are 35,00 people who know why we exist." He continued, "Planned Parenthood isn't going anywhere. We will continue to be a resource for young people and women and families across Arizona."
City Council member Regina Romero spoke as well. She talked about the importance of family planning in her own life and said, "We must be unapologetic about the right of every woman to decide whether or not to have a family and to plan their own family. Women must have a choice."