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Don’t Let Right Wing Ideologues Defund Planned Parenthood

Statement from Monica Rodriguez
President and CEO of SIECUS
Both the House and Senate are scheduled to vote this week on efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.  This needs to stop immediately.  Planned Parenthood is a vital health resource for millions of women and men across the country, providing services and health care to individuals from every walk of life.  In every community where it is present, Planned Parenthood is a leader not only in education and prevention efforts, but also providing invaluable healthcare services, making America a healthier and safer place to live.  House leadership should stop pushing an extreme political agenda that takes away women’s access to basic health care. The President and the Senate have already made clear this proposal is unacceptable and we need them to continue to push back against this ideological attack. We strongly urge everyone who cares about reproductive justice, health, and rights to contact their Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the Pence provision.  Do it now.  Do it for a healthier future.