Washington, DC -- Today, Paul Ryan announced that he will no longer be calling for a vote on the bill to repeal the ACA.
Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Republican leadership and the White House tried to jam through a bill that would have thrown millions of women off their health insurance, ended access to Planned Parenthood, and threatened maternity care and family planning. And women and men across the country sent a clear message: No.
“Over the last few months, we witnessed a never-before-seen outpouring of organizing, activism, and support. People marched, showed up at town hall meetings across America, flooded the Congressional switchboard with calls, organized online, stood up for access to health care. If you’ve ever wondered whether speaking out made a difference, today is your answer.
“We know this is the beginning, not the end. But because people organized and spoke out, tomorrow, another 8,118 people will be able to get care at Planned Parenthood health centers across the country. And we will never stop fighting for the 2.5 million people who count on us each year.
“We know politicians won’t stop attacking women’s health and Planned Parenthood, despite the clear fact that 75% of Americans support Planned Parenthood. Each time they try, we will be back in full force. The voices of millions of women across this country are loud enough to drown them out.”
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.
March 24, 2017