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Federal Court Ruling Protecting Women's Access to Health Care Stands

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 05.04.12

"Mitt Romney would supersize what's happening in Texas and try to block women's access to lifesaving health care nationwide," Planned Parenthood Action Fund says.

Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund

New York — A federal appeals court today rejected the state of Texas’ efforts to block women’s access to preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers while a lawsuit on the issue proceeds.

Following is a statement from Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

"This case isn't about Planned Parenthood — it's about the women who rely on Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams.

"Governor Perry has already thrown 160,000 women off of health care for partisan political reasons — now there will be more to come. Mitt Romney would supersize what's happening in Texas and try to block women's access to lifesaving health care nationwide.

"Planned Parenthood’s doors are open today and they'll be open tomorrow. We won't let politics interfere with the health care that nearly three million people a year rely on Planned Parenthood for in Texas and around the country."

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.