Statement on Latest Trump Attack on Planned Parenthood
Paul Ryan and this Administration had to pull out all the stops, including needing the Vice President to break a 50-50 tie in the Senate, to get this bill passed – a bill that threatens the health care of millions. While this bill does not technically “defund” clinics like Planned Parenthood, nullifying this rule on Title X will embolden states to block access across the board to family planning clinics, many of which primarily serve low-income communities. It’s striking that this attack comes just as youth leaders at 100 campuses around the nation are preparing for the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Spring Week of Action to destigmatize abortion and ensure access. They are truly leading this nation while the President veers from one bad decision to the next.