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WATCH: Planned Parenthood Votes Launches New Video on Reproductive Health Champion Kamala Harris  

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
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Ahead of her Democratic National Convention address, the video showcases Sen. Kamala Harris as a fighter for reproductive rights and health 

Video will be supported by ad buy on Facebook and Instagram

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Washington, DC — Today, Planned Parenthood Votes launched a new video showcasing Sen. Kamala Harris’s powerful record as a reproductive rights champion and her history of fighting for equity in health care access. Planned Parenthood Votes’ new video builds upon the enthusiasm and anticipation hours before Kamala Harris’s keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Planned Parenthood Votes will begin to promote this video with a five-figure digital ad buy on Facebook and Instagram in the program’s key battleground states, as well as other states that are part of an expanded electoral map (including Texas, Iowa, and Georgia). 

   

   

Statement from Jenny Lawson, executive director, Planned Parenthood Votes:

“Kamala Harris is the reproductive rights champion this country needs as our vice president. She understands that reproductive health care is essential health care, and she knows that when it comes to our health, our bodies, and our futures, WE DECIDE —not politicians. She also knows  the struggle for reproductive freedom is intersectional, often highlighting the barriers people of color and people with low incomes face in the current health care system and the disproportionate harm they suffer from Trump’s cruel and racist policies. With his selection of Kamala Harris to serve as vice president, Joe Biden continues to show his commitment to keeping reproductive rights front and center in this election. The Biden-Harris ticket will fight for reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood Votes is going to fight to get them elected."

Kamala Harris is not new to the fight for reproductive freedom. She has a proven record of advocating for accessible health care:

  • Harris is a strong opponent of the Trump administration’s domestic gag rule on the Title X program, acknowledging that this program is critical to ensuring people with low incomes can access reproductive health care.

  • Kamala Harris admonished the Trump administration for allowing Texas to bar people covered by the state’s Medicaid family planning program from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

  • In the U.S. Senate, Harris is the lead sponsor of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 — a comprehensive set of regulations and investments to address the crisis in Black women’s maternal mortality. 

  • Harris was vocal against unconstitutional TRAP laws that single out abortion providers with onerous and unnecessary regulations and strip people of their right to choose.  

  • Harris opposes the Hyde Amendment, which targets women of color with low incomes, already facing barriers to basix health care access  due to systemic racism. 

  • Sen. Harris co-sponsored the Women's Health Protection Act and the EACH Woman Act to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health, including abortion

People in this country deserve a president and vice president who will fight for their right to safe, legal abortion and their access to health care. Americans cannot afford four more years of the Trump-Pence administration's attempts to  strip away health care and  control our bodies and our futures. Planned Parenthood Votes is committed to highlighting the stark contrast in the Trump-Pence and Biden-Harris record on reproductive health care from now until Election Day.

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Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.