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Washington — Planned Parenthood Action Fund issued the following statement after Donald Trump's announcement this morning at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast that he planned to issue a new executive order.

Statement from Jacqueline Ayers, Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“It seems this administration will once again seek a solution to a nonexistent problem. An executive order like Donald Trump described would only spread misinformation, shame people who get abortions, and try to score low-hanging political points. Health care providers already have an obligation to provide appropriate medical care. Abortion remains an incredibly safe and common medical procedure in this country, and is still legal in every part of the country, despite political stunts like this one. People deserve to know why the president is focused on this meaningless charade instead of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that has left more than 200,000 people dead in this country, millions more impacted, and our economy reeling.” 


Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.