Washington, DC -- Planned Parenthood Action Fund urged voters to support Hillary Clinton, highlighting her record as a champion of women's health and her opposition to Indiana's House Enrolled Act 1337, which limits access to reproductive health care and is designed to shame and judge deeply personal decisions for families.
“I am honored by the support of Planned Parenthood Action Fund but even more grateful for the work Planned Parenthood health centers do every day to ensure women have access to quality affordable health care regardless of zip code or background,” said Hillary Clinton. “Their work is critically important, especially in a state like Indiana where Republicans have worked doggedly to infringe on women's health care decisions. The latest attempt by Governor Pence to interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman and her doctor, is wrong, plain and simple. As president I will fight to expand access to women’s health care and take on anyone who tries to restrict it.”
"For decades, Hillary has been on the frontlines of defending women's health and reproductive rights against attacks. Her record and commitment to women and their families is unmatched, and she will work tirelessly to protect access to affordable birth control and women's health care services, including Planned Parenthood's lifesaving cancer screenings and annual exams," said Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards. "Hillary is standing with Planned Parenthood and Hoosier women to oppose yet another restriction on women's health care in Indiana. At a time that women's health is under attack, she will stand up to politicians like Governor Pence who play politics with women’s health."
Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced their endorsement of Hillary Clinton — marking the first time in the organization’s history that it has endorsed a candidate in a presidential primary. The 2016 Presidential Race has already seen women’s health and Planned Parenthood become a touchstone issue — with every single GOP candidate pushing dangerous policies that would block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood, ban safe and legal abortion, and roll back insurance coverage of birth control.