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Planned Parenthood Votes Statement on Richard Burr's response to Trump Comments

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

For Immediate Release: 10.08.16

Quote from Dawn Laguens, head of Planned Parenthood Votes:

“North Carolina women see right through Richard Burr's empty words. Time and time again, Richard Burr has not stood by women and has not helped survivors of sexual assault get the justice they deserve. Burr voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Richard Burr has supported Donald Trump as he bullied, demeaned, and disrespected women on the campaign trail. And Richard Burr stood by Trump after he said that women should be punished for having an abortion. Burr is not standing on principle, simply politics. Richard Burr must unequivocally withdraw his support from Donald Trump.”

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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.