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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Remarks at National Right to Life Convention

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

For Immediate Release: 06.27.13

WASHINGTON, DC — Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Cecile Richards released the following statement in response to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s remarks at the National Right to Life Convention today.

“Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women. This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead.”

You can read Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s statement on Rick Perry’s call for another special session on abortion restrictions here. 

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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.