House Fails in Third Attempt to Restrict Access to Care at Planned Parenthood
Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433
Washington, DC-- After failing three times to make into law a bill to restrict access to Planned Parenthood, the House of Representatives today failed to override President Obama’s veto of the reconciliation bill which would have blocked funds for low income women on Medicaid to receive care at Planned Parenthood’s health centers.
Quote from Dawn Laguens, Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Paul Ryan should take a hard look at the criminals he’s letting dictate his party’s political agenda. This continued crusade against women’s health has very serious consequences --- and will endanger the care that millions across the country rely on.”
"A grand jury and 12 state investigations have confirmed that Planned Parenthood has done nothing wrong, and never ‘sold’ fetal tissue. The American people don't want a wasteful witch-hunt -- especially when essential health care for millions is at stake."
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