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Planned Parenthood Action Fund: We Agree with Jindal – Birth Control Should Not Be a Political Issue

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

For Immediate Release: 12.14.12

Washington – Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards released the following statement in response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal supporting greater access to birth control: 

“We completely agree that access to birth control should not be a political issue, and the vast majority of voters from both parties do, too. We welcome Governor Jindal's thoughtful contributions to the conversation on women's health. Unfortunately, his remarks stand in contrast to some of his colleagues in Congress who have tried repeatedly to eliminate the nation’s family planning program, which helps provide low-income women with access to affordable birth control.  These and other legislative attacks on women’s health are all too real, as we’ve seen just this week in Michigan.  We hope that Governor Jindal will help keep policymakers at the state and federal level out of women's personal health care decisions.”

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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.