WASHINGTON, DC — Planned Parenthood Action Fund today welcomed Martin O’Malley to the presidential candidate field. The Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Statement from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Martin O’Malley has been a strong advocate for women’s health and rights. As governor of Maryland, he worked to protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion and also supported access to affordable birth control. During his term, he signed a law that ensures low-income women in Maryland have access to free pregnancy counseling, contraception, as well as lifesaving cancer screenings.

“Martin O’Malley’s record is in stark contrast to the GOP presidential contenders so far who are in a race to the bottom on women’s health. With his strong leadership and commitment to women, we welcome him as another champion for women’s health to the presidential field.”

About Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
Planned Parenthood affiliates provide health care to 2.7 million patients every year — including lifesaving cancer screenings, preventive health care, birth control, and abortion services. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading women’s health provider and advocate. Planned Parenthood Action Fund works to ensure that people continue to have access to those health care and education services — by advocating for laws and policies that protect women’s health, and educating voters about how candidates’ positions would affect women’s health.