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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Defeat of DC Abortion Ban

Washington, DC — As the nation’s leading advocate for women’s health care, Planned Parenthood Action Fund denounces H.R. 3803, a bill that would have banned abortion in the District of Columbia.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

Pledging to Deny Access to Birth Control, Mitt Romney Provides Another Clear View of His Agenda for Women

Washington, DC: Following Friday’s court decision granting a preliminary injunction that allows an employer to deny no-cost birth control to his employees, Mitt Romney cheered the dangerous decision — using the opportunity once again to play election politics with women’s health.Washington, DC: Following Friday’s court decision granting a preliminary injunction that allows an employer to deny no-cost birth control to his employees, Mitt Romney cheered the dangerous decision — using the opportunity once again to play election politics with women’s health.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Joe Kennedy for Congress

Planned Parenthood Action Fund announces its endorsement of Joseph Kennedy III for Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district today. The Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

PP Memo: Another success for women’s health advocacy: national lessons of Montana’s failed "personhood" ballot initiative

Montana is the latest state to reject a so-called “personhood” initiative — extreme measures dangerously out of touch with Americans, but that are “absolutely” supported by Mitt Romney.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Rep. David Cicilline for Congress

Planned Parenthood Action Fund announces its endorsement of David Cicilline (RI -1) today. The Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

House Vote to Repeal Health Reform Highlights the Stakes in this Election and the Contrast Between President Obama and Mitt Romney

Washington, DC — Planned Parenthood Action Fund condemns today’s House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which brings into stark relief just how high the stakes are for this election.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

As Rick Perry Pledges to Deny Texans Access to Health Care, Voters Get a Clear View of Mitt Romney’s Plan for All Americans

Today, Governor Rick Perry announced that Texas will not comply with key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – provisions that are critical to expanding access to affordable care to those Texans who need it most, particularly Texan women.
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Calls Selection of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to Chair RNC Platform Committee a "Huge Red Flag for America’s Women"

Washington, DC — In response to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell being named chair of the platform committee for the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month, Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, issued the following statement:
Jan. 27, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Calls on Romney to Denounce Surrogate’s False Claims that Affordable Care Act Would Harm Breast Cancer Patients

NOTE: In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday, Carly Fiorina, a prominent supporter of Mitt Romney and breast cancer survivor, compared the Affordable Care Act to the U.K. and Canadian systems, which she claimed “don’t focus on prevention and aggressive detection in the same way we do,” and that “the new protocols that have come down as a result of Obamacare would have been very deleterious to my personal health.”
Jan. 27, 2013 • National