ICYMI: Women Leaders Champion Reproductive Rights Tuesday Night at DNC
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2016
Philadelphia, PA -- Women’s rights took center stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention as champions for reproductive rights and health declared their support for safe, legal abortion, reproductive freedom, and the right of every parent to raise their child in a community free from violence. Highlights below.
Cecile Richards: “Make no mistake: women’s health and rights are on the line and on the ballot in this election.” Watch remarks HERE; Medium Post HERE
“Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo decades of progress.
“Well Mr. Trump, come November, women are going to be a lot more than an inconvenience. Because women are going to be the reason you’re not elected president.”
Barbara Boxer on Trump: We are never going back. Not ever.
“I have a message for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. We are not going back to the dark days when women died in dark allies. We are never going back, not ever, ever.”
Elizabeth Banks: “My doctor was at Planned Parenthood where they let me pay on a sliding scale and where they understood my lady bits.”
“When I first started my acting career, I was the typical waitress. And I'm not talking about when I played a waitress on All My Children. I ate a lot of bagels for brunch because I could not afford both breakfast and lunch. Also, I didn't have health insurance. My doctor was at Planned Parenthood where they let me pay on a sliding scale and where they understood my lady bits.”
Amy Klobuchar on Hillary Clinton: “We are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their stride strong.”
“I am here to make the case for a leader who, as you just saw, is focused on security for our country, our economy, and our democracy. A leader who knows we are all more secure when women and girls have the opportunity to lead with their heads high and their stride strong. That leader is Hillary Clinton.”
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Mothers of the Movement:
“The courage of these women to continue to fight against the systemic oppression that takes the lives of too many in Black communities is admirable. Reproductive justice means that every parent should have the right to raise their child in a community free from violence. Planned Parenthood Action Fund stands in solidarity with the work of reproductive justice leaders and the broader social justice movement to dismantle unjust systems of oppression. The fight for reproductive freedom for all people requires us to do this work. We are in awe of their courage and agree we must work together to build safer communities." - Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Planned Parenthood Action Fund