From: Erica Sackin 
Date: Tue, Jul 14, 2015
Subject: ICYMI - House GOP Pulls Another Bill

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Wanted to make sure you saw the following statement from us today responding to news that: “House GOP leaders yanked legislation from the floor on Tuesday to create a pink gold commemorative coin that would help raise money for breast cancer research.”

Statement from Dawn Laguens, EVP, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

"It's unthinkable that Republicans would oppose funding breast cancer research for women in need. This legislation would fund valuable prevention and research that helps save women’s lives. Republican opposition to this common-sense legislation demonstrates their real goal of rolling back women's access to preventive health care."

On background:

Every year, Planned Parenthood affiliates see 2.7 million patients providing nearly 500,000 lifesaving breast exams. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S., and has a particularly devastating impact on women of color.

  • African-American women have the highest incidence rate of breast cancer among women under the age of 45, and are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women or Latinas.

  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Latinas. Latinas are 20 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women when diagnosed at a similar age and stage.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planned Parenthood Action Fund media line at [email protected].