Washington, DC –– As Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week, Planned Parenthood Votes would like to welcome back Senator Pat Toomey back to DC.

 

Over the August recess, Sen. Toomey embarked on a so-called “Keeping Pennsylvania Safe” bus tour, during which he tried very hard to avoid talking about Donald Trump and his terrible record on women’s health care.

 

But the truth is Pat Toomey’s votes over the last six years in the Senate would make Pennsylvania women less safe, and would make access to abortion and reproductive health care more difficult.

 

As Pat Toomey returns to DC this week, expect more of the same.

 

Pat Toomey has voted seven times to defund Planned Parenthood, threatening access to birth control and cancer screenings for 90,000 Pennsylvanians. He even voted in favor of a government shutdown just to defund Planned Parenthood.

 

Sen. Toomey is not making things more “safe” for Pennsylvania women.

 

  • Toomey has voted to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers seven times –– including a vote in favor of shutting down the entire federal government over funding for Planned Parenthood services.

  • Pat Toomey let’s his personal ideology take precedence over want Pennsylvanians want. Polling shows that 69% of Pennsylvania voters oppose “defunding” Planned Parenthood.

  • Pat Toomey wants to ban safe and legal abortion and said he would support the repealof Roe v. Wade.

  • Toomey thinks  Roe. v. Wade was “wrongly decided.”

  • Pat Toomey is as extreme as it gets when it comes to access to abortion. Toomey supports putting doctors who perform abortions into jail. He shares this position with Donald Trump.

  • Toomey wants to repeal the ACA. The ACA has provided more than  55 million women in the country with access to no-copay birth control.

  • Pat Toomey called the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, which ensures that women have access to  birth control without a copay, “ill-conceived.” This provision has made access to no-copay birth control available  for millions of women across the country.

  • He really doesn’t care about women’s health and lives. Pat Toomey has voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

  • Toomey cosponsored and voted for the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed employer and health insurance companies to refuse to provide coverage for any essential health care service that they objected to on the basis of religious belief or moral convictions.