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Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Response to Mike Pence

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

For Immediate Release: 10.08.16

Washington, DC –– Today, nearly 24 hours after the world was exposed to yet another disgusting display of Donald Trump’s misogyny, Mike Pence finally responded by claiming he is “offended by the words and actions” of his running mate.

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

“Mike Pence’s condemnation rings hollow. Pence has made a career out of attacking women’s health, rights, and dignity. Does he really expect credit for expressing disappointment in the man whose ticket he proudly joined and whose words and actions he has shamelessly defended?

“Both Trump and Pence are a threat to the health and well-being of women and their families. Trading in one man who boasts of attacks on women for another who legislates them is a poor substitution. Both of these men have made their disdain for women perfectly clear, through their words and their actions. We cannot afford to let either one anywhere near the White House.”

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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.