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Planned Parenthood Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

 

STATEMENT FROM CECILE RICHARDS, PRESIDENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA, ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

“Planned Parenthood applauds President Obama's call to invest in America’s future in his State of the Union address. It’s clear that Americans want our elected leaders to focus on creating jobs and improving our economy. What they don't want is new legislation that takes away health care benefits and rights from American women.

“Recently introduced legislation would impose new tax penalties on individuals with comprehensive health insurance and take away health benefits Americans already have and want. These bills are out of touch with America’s needs. They don't create jobs or improve the economy. In fact they increase costs for workers and small business owners. Americans are united in asking our elected leaders to focus squarely on legislation that strengthens the economy and invests in our future, rather than on an ideological agenda that would hurt families and small businesses.”

 

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Published: 01.25.11

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