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Today, Donald Trump officially announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his “first choice” running mate. Trump said he chose Mike Pence for “party unity.”


Quote from Dawn Laguens, head of Planned Parenthood Votes:

“It’s telling that Trump plans to achieve ‘party unity’ by doubling down on discriminating against the LGBTQ community and decimating women’s access to health care.


“Donald Trump has pledged to block Americans from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing at Planned Parenthood health centers. And now he has the perfect partner: Mike Pence, who’s been on a years-long crusade against women’s health care and access to abortion in this country. This is the nightmare the Trump-Pence ticket is offering: to unite their party against women.”


Earlier this morning, Planned Parenthood Votes released a web video blasting Donald Trump’s choice of Mike Pence as his running mate. For years, Mike Pence has been on what Politico dubbed a “one-man crusade” to end patients’ access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers.