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Planned Parenthood denounces Sen. Mark Kirk’s racist comments

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

For Immediate Release: 10.28.16

New York, NY -- In response to last night’s Senate debate in Illinois, Planned Parenthood issued the following statement:

Statement from Alencia Johnson, Director of Constituency Communications at Planned Parenthood Action Fund 

“Sen. Mark Kirk’s insensitive, overtly racist comments are appalling and have no place in a Senate debate or anywhere. At a time when our nation is grappling with our troubling history with race, Kirk decides to dismiss his opponent with the lowest of low attacks. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s family served our nation for generations, and should not have their legacy insulted this way. Planned Parenthood Action Fund denounces these comments.”

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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.