Headed into the Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington caucuses, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii reminded voters of their support for Hillary Clinton, highlighting her record as the strongest women's health champion.
"Hillary has a lifelong commitment to women, children and their families and has been an outspoken advocate for women's health. In fighting for reproductive rights, her progressive record is unmatched, and she's been on the forefront to expanding women's access to health care. Hillary has worked to expand access to affordable birth control and protected access to safe and legal abortions. At a time that women's rights are under attack, Hillary will be a champion for women for generations to come, and we're proud to stand with her," said Elaine Rose, CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii.
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 — which would disproportionately impact low income women and women of color, ban safe, legal abortion — in some cases with zero exceptions — and roll back insurance coverage of birth control. The 114th Congress has thus far taken 21 votes to restrict women’s health care— 9 of which were to specifically block low-income patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers, the last of which put a bill “defunding” Planned Parenthood on the President’s desk.