Congressional Pro-Choice leaders condemn political attacks on local Planned Parenthood organizations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Providers and Clinics Task Force, along with Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), along with taskforce leads Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Julia Brownley (D-CA), and Ted Deutch (D-FL), released the following statement on the Trump Administration's attack on independent Planned Parenthood 501(C)(3) organizations that applied for federal assistance under the CARES Act:
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic. Rather than focus on protecting the public health, anti-choice politicians are once again exploiting this crisis to attack essential reproductive health care.
“As leaders of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, we stand by local providers who are fighting tooth and nail to survive this crisis and keep their doors open to serve patients.
“Rather than launching another politically-motivated attack on reproductive health to distract from their botched coronavirus response, the Trump Administration should join us in our work to ensure all Americans have access to comprehensive health care.”