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New York, NY -- Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s announcement that U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia will be her running mate.


Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund

“Hillary has chosen a leader who has dedicated his life to fight for equity and justice in our country. Never before has a presidential campaign or party platform had a stronger commitment to reproductive health.


“Senator Kaine is a thoughtful running mate with integrity, whose Senate record has proven he will stand strong against politically motivated efforts to restrict patient access to critical, often lifesaving health care. Senator Kaine has made it clear that he will protect women from government interference when it comes to their right to safe, legal abortion –  a position supported by Planned Parenthood Action Fund  –  and boasts a 100% rating on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund scorecard.


“Planned Parenthood Action Fund will be by Hillary’s side as she and Senator Kaine make history all the way to the White House.”