Washington, DC – Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement regarding tonight's primary results from Wisconsin:
Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“The American people do not want to see women punished. Yet every Republican presidential candidate has made punishing women a part of his platform. Ted Cruz wants to criminalize abortion, even for victims of rape --- a position so extreme that no Republican nominee in memory has held it. Donald Trump would jail or fine women and providers just for accessing abortion. John Kasich would block access to reproductive health care just like he has in Ohio –– where he has enacted 18 anti-women’s health measures, shuttering half the abortion providers in the state. All of them would be devastating for women’s health care.
“This November, the American people will have a clear choice. We can build on the progress we’ve made, or we can go back to a time when women and providers were jailed over basic health care. Hillary Clinton has time and time again fought to expand access to reproductive health care in this country. It’s time to put a strong leader in the White House, one who will fight for the health and rights of all Americans across the country.”