Wasserman Schultz Statement on 100th Anniversary of Planned Parenthood

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Washington, DC, October 16, 2016 | comments
Today marks an incredibly important milestone in women's health care in the United States. A century ago, women faced high obstacles in their lives – from having very little say in the timing and size of their family, to extraordinarily limited choices for health care services – and thanks to Planned Parenthood's 100 years of service and care, women have more health care options than ever before.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on 100th Anniversary of Planned Parenthood

Pembroke Pines, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Planned Parenthood clinic opening:

“Today marks an incredibly important milestone in women’s health care in the United States. A century ago, women faced high obstacles in their lives – from having very little say in the timing and size of their family, to extraordinarily limited choices for health care services – and thanks to Planned Parenthood’s 100 years of service and care, women have more health care options than ever before.

“As we rightfully recognize and celebrate Planned Parenthood’s milestone, we should strengthen our commitment to protecting women’s health care all across America. From state legislatures and governor’s mansions around the country to the United States Congress, groups mostly comprised of male politicians are continuing their quest to cripple women’s access to legal and essential services like contraception and abortion. 

“We cannot yield an inch in protecting these services and providers – and in fact, we should be doing even more to expand them for women of every economic background, including repealing the disastrous Hyde Amendment which overwhelmingly affects women of color. We must work even harder to protect women’s health care workers, including abortion providers, as they perform critical and life-saving work for women across the country. We must fight against frivolous investigations that try to undermine Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers’ services.

“Today is a day for celebration and it is also an opportunity to lock arms with every women’s health care advocate in our nation to protect and expand the essential services that Planned Parenthood and so many others provide.”

 

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