No matter how many times you've shown up, no matter how many times you've spoken out, Rep. Kevin Cramer is still ignoring his constituents and attacking Planned Parenthood.
He didn't listen when former Planned Parenthood patient Danni P. spoke out at his town hall in Fargo about the essential health care that so many North Dakotans count on.
He didn't listen when Planned Parenthood patients and providers flew to Washington D.C. to educate his staff on the importance of Planned Parenthood to North Dakotans.
He didn't listen when advocates attempted to hand-deliver more than 800 petitions from constituents, but were instead turned away by police.
And now he’s stirring up trouble and calling it all fake, continuing to attack Planned Parenthood, and refusing to take responsibility for his reckless votes on health care.
Let’s set the record straight: Planned Parenthood matters to North Dakotans.
FACT: If Planned Parenthood were “defunded,” thousands of North Dakotans would lose access to the provider of their choice for life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, annual exams, STD testing and treatment, and more.
FACT: The Planned Parenthood clinic in Moorhead, MN has provided health care for men and women on both sides of the river for more than 30 years.
FACT: Each year nearly 3,000 of Rep. Cramer’s constituents count on Planned Parenthood for health care at the clinic in Moorhead, MN.
FACT: 60% of the patients that Planned Parenthood serves at the Moorhead clinic are North Dakotans.
FACT: Planned Parenthood has reached 13,000 people in North Dakota with medically-accurate, age-appropriate, culturally-competent education programming.
FACT: The skinny repeal defended by Rep. Cramer would have jeopardized the affordability of coverage for the more than 20,500 North Dakotans who purchase their insurance through the private market, and jeopardized the accessibility of future coverage for the 111,000 North Dakotans with a declinable pre-existing condition.
FACT: While the skinny repeal bill did not damage Medicaid, other versions of repeal-and-replace – including the American Health Care Act supported by Rep. Cramer – would do significant, long-term damage to Medicaid, the program that provides health insurance for more than 93,000 North Dakotans, including low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and thousands of other children and adults.