Washington, DC — This afternoon, Rep. Marsha Blackburn pushed to continue the taxpayer-funded witch hunt against Planned Parenthood saying, "we are focused on a fact-finding mission..." According to The Hill, Rep. Blackburn "forcefully fought back against calls from Democrats like Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to disband the committee."
This follows the GOP presidential candidates yesterday weighing in on the recent tragedy in Colorado for the first time, while simultaneously continuing their reckless political push to defund Planned Parenthood and cut people off from getting the care they need.
Below is a statement responding to Rep. Blackburn and Republicans' continued push to defund women's health care from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
"Enough is enough."
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.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433
November 30, 2015