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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Ann McLane Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District

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

For Immediate Release: 05.06.10

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, announced its endorsement of Ann McLane Kuster in the Democratic primary for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. 

“The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Ann McLane Kuster for U.S. representative,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Ann is a passionate advocate for women and women’s reproductive rights and has a strong record of promoting and protecting women’s health.”

McLane Kuster is a passionate advocate for New Hampshire’s working families. She is also an author and has served on the boards of several leading nonprofit organizations, including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire. 

“The voters in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District are looking for a champion of women’s health,” said Steve Trombley, president/CEO of the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Action Fund. “Ann McLane Kuster is that candidate. She will stand up for women and families and put commonsense health care needs ahead of ideology and politics.” 

As a U.S. representative, McLane Kuster will work to improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, strengthen comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.

McLane Kuster is the only candidate with a 100 percent pro-choice and pro-women’s health rating. Her opponent, Katrina Swett, has spoken out in favor of restrictions on women’s reproductive health and has a mixed rating on women’s health issues. 

The primary election will be held on September 14.

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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.