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Carole Brite, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

American women made their voices heard today, and Washington DC listened. A handful of members of Congress tried to use the debate over our nation's deficit to pursue an extreme agenda that would cut millions of women off from Pap tests, breast exams and birth control – without reducing the deficit.

It was an outrageous proposal, and it was rightly rejected today. Planned Parenthood applauds the members of Congress who stood up for women's health and the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lent their voices to stop this extreme proposal.

The rejection of this proposal in the final budget deal is a victory for women's health.


Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) provides affordably-priced, high-quality reproductive health care services to women and families throughout Illinois. Through health care services, educational programs and advocacy efforts, PPIL works to ensure and protect the reproductive rights of each individual. For more information, visit www.ppil.org.


Planned Parenthood of Illinois


Lara Philipps
312.592.6820 (office)

312.622.6451 (cell)


April 09, 2011