Statement by Crystal Strait, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, regarding the “motion to proceed” vote cast today by the US Senate.
"Today’s U.S. Senate action, while a procedural vote, is a direct threat to Planned Parenthood fulfilling our mission to support women and families of all backgrounds in California and around the country. It’s outrageous that the Senate is proceeding forward when even they don’t know their own plan.
“Make no mistake about it. If they are successful in repealing the Affordable Care Act later this week, it would have devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of Californians by denying them access to birth control, life-saving cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment and the important services, sexual health education and information that Planned Parenthood provides.
“Californians know what a critical role Planned Parenthood plays in our state’s health care system. We need to make sure our voices are heard against these harmful and relentless attacks on health care, especially women’s health. We must keep pushing to defeat this dangerous bill. No matter what.”
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