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What’s At Stake: Trump Announces He’d Make Attacking Abortion Access, Including “Defunding” Planned Parenthood, a Second-Term Priority

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 3, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
Planned Parenthood Votes Pressroom


Washington, DC — Today, Donald Trump promised leaders of the anti-abortion movement he would make attacking access to safe, legal abortion a second-term priority. In a letter, he pledges to continue appointing federal judges with records hostile to reproductive rights;pass legislation that would criminalize doctors; establish severe restrictions for abortion; and “fully defund” Planned Parenthood.

Jenny Lawson, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Votes, issued the following statement:

“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s crystal clear now: A second Trump term would mean four more years of relentless, withering attacks on reproductive health care, including access to safe, legal abortion. Despite record-high support for abortion rights, Trump and his allies in Congress and state legislatures are committed to doing all they can to fill the courts with anti-abortion judges, pass restrictive abortion bans, and try to close Planned Parenthood health centers that provide essential sexual and reproductive health care to 2.4 million patients annually.  It’s no exaggeration to say our health and rights are on the line this November, and Planned Parenthood Votes is prepared to ensure we elect reproductive health champions up and down the ballot."

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