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Washington, DC – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, released the following statement on the delay in the Senate vote on Trumpcare.

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

To all of our supporters: thank you. It’s because of our supporters’ hard work – organizing in communities, calling Senators, and rallying in the streets – that Senator McConnell is delaying the vote on Trumpcare.

“It’s no wonder they are struggling to get the votes: this is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation, and would devastate millions of people. But make no mistake: this fight is far from over.

“Senator McConnell will push for a vote in two weeks. That’s why it’s now more important than ever for people to make their voices heard. Republican leadership needs to hear over and over  that the people of America will not stand to see health care stripped from millions, and they will not stand to see Planned Parenthood’s patients lose their access to health care. Your hard work is working. Now, as Senators go home for recess next week, it’s time to send the message that we need to stop this harmful bill once and for all.

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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 more than 600 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.