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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Tonight’s GOP Primary

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

For Immediate Release: 05.17.16

Washington, DC – Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement regarding tonight’s GOP primary.

Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Donald Trump is going to be the GOP nominee for president of the United States. That should strike fear in the hearts of all Americans.”

Background: A Donald Trump presidency is truly frightening

  • Women cannot trust Donald Trump to lead this country

    • Donald Trump threatens women’s access to health care, promising to appoint anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    • Trump has said he would punish women and/or doctors for accessing or providing abortion

    • Trump told GOP voters that electing him president is their best chance at banning abortion.

    • Trump supports shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood funding.

    • Trump promises that in his first 100 days, he’d start to repeal Obamacare, stripping women of no-copay birth control, which at least 55 million women have benefitted from.

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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.