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Washington, DC --- Today, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will retire from Congress at the end of October.

Below is a statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

"It looks like leadership in the House may go from bad to worse. While John Boehner was never a champion of women's health in this country, even he recognized that defunding Planned Parenthood wasn't what the American people wanted. The extreme flank of this Congress has become so obsessed with ending women's access to basic health care that they'll pursue it at all costs --- no matter how many Americans disagree, and how many women  they hurt as a result."