FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 5, 2017
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."