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Planned Parenthood urges lawmakers to reject Ryan's misguided plan

Kathy Kneer speaks.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 5, 2017

Contact:  
Ana Sandoval, PPAC Communications
916.712.6239 or 916.446.5247 x115

Statement by Kathy Kneer, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California:

"We urge our lawmakers to reject Speaker Paul Ryan's mean-spirited plan to defund Planned Parenthood. Federal law already prohibits us from spending federal money on abortion services. But under Ryan’s misguided plan, the life-saving cancer screenings, contraception, STI testing and treatment, sexual health care information and education that Planned Parenthood health centers provide to more than 800,000 Californians each year will be put in jeopardy. Putting the health of nearly one million Californians at risk is not what the public wants, as multiple polls have shown. We are calling on Californians to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to vote NO on defunding Planned Parenthood."

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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the state public policy office representing California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and electoral action, PPAC promotes sound public policy in areas of reproductive and preventive health care, family planning and comprehensive sexual health education.

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