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

"Last night, the Trump administration added to the worst political attacks on women’s health in a generation by quietly eliminating U.S. funding for UNFPA, an organization whose mission is to champion maternal and child health across the globe.

"Around the world, we've made strides to bring down maternal mortality and prevent unintended pregnancy, and we know that reducing access to family planning will reverse those gains and put women's lives at risk.

"With each dangerous policy, President Trump is confirming the worst fears of the millions of women who marched and organized after the election. If this administration were truly committed to empowering women, they would support organizations that help women and girls to live healthy lives."

 

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Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

Source

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Published

April 04, 2017