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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses John Carney for Congress

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

For Immediate Release: 09.16.10

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced its endorsement of John Carney in Delaware’s At-Large Congressional race. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse John Carney for Congress,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “In Congress, John Carney will promote women’s health and fight to protect women’s reproductive rights.”

With experience in public service as well as the private sector, Carney knows firsthand the critical need for affordable, accessible health care and the importance of expanding access to care. 
 
“Voters in Delaware want a women’s health champion in Congress,” said Nanci Hoffman, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Delaware president. “John Carney will be that champion. He is a longtime advocate for preventive health care and will put commonsense policies for women’s health above ideology or politics. At a time when women’s access to basic health care is under attack, Delaware needs a representative like John Carney who will fight for women’s reproductive health.”

If elected, John Carney will work to improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.

The election will be held on November 2.

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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.