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Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump Would “Defund” Planned Parenthood

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 07.19.16

Cleveland, OH — At the Republican National Convention tonight, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed exactly why we cannot afford to see Donald Trump elected president: because Donald Trump would block millions of patients from accessing basic health care at Planned Parenthood health centers.


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McConnell: Congress passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. President Obama vetoed it. Donald Trump would sign it.


Donald Trump has said multiple times that he would block access to Planned Parenthood health centers — even saying he would shut down the government in order to do so (a position pioneered by his running mate, Mike Pence).


McConnell tonight doubled down on that position: If Trump is president, he will work with Republicans to block access to health care services like cancer screening, STI testing, and birth control at Planned Parenthood.

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.