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Planned Parenthood Statement on Presidential Veto of Reconciliation Bill

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

For Immediate Release: 01.08.16

Washington, DC -- Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

“Today’s veto is a stark reminder of the importance of having a women’s health champion and defender in the White House. We are grateful to President Obama for rejecting this partisan bill that would roll back an historic expansion of health care for women and deny millions of men, women, and young people access to care at Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood is committed to fighting harmful legislation like the reconciliation bill that would strip millions of Americans from essential, basic health care. We won’t back down and we aren’t going anywhere.”

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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.