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Statement by Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Today's ruling is a disappointment and will only serve to encourage the campaign of harassment and intimidation being waged by anti-choice extremists against health care providers and their patients nationwide. Planned Parenthood will pursue every legal option to ensure the residents of Aurora get the health care services they need as quickly as possible. It's time to put a stop to politics trumping health care for women, men and teens. City leaders must stop bowing to political pressure and allow Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area to get back to the business of providing much-needed health care to the community.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Andrea Hagelgans, 212-261-4652
Erin Kiernon, 202-360-1198


May 13, 2014