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Rep. Chu Statement in Support of Planned Parenthood

August 11, 2015
Press Release

Pasadena, C.A. – In response to calls to defund Planned Parenthood, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement of support for the women’s health organization:

“For many women – particularly low-income women – Planned Parenthood is a vital piece of our health care safety net. Through cancer screenings, family planning, STD testing, sex education, and more, Planned Parenthood greatly contributes to the well-being of our country. In fact, access to Planned Parenthood services has led to a reduction in teen pregnancy, abortions, and reproductive health problems. But that has not stopped partisan attacks. Let’s be clear: the recent calls to defund Planned Parenthood are just the latest in a long campaign meant to deny healthcare for women and vulnerable communities. In many areas, Planned Parenthood is the only option to access these necessary, safe, and legal services. But that is not stopping opponents who are threatening to shut down the government for the sake of denying this care to low-income women. The benefits of federal support for Planned Parenthood are enormous, which is why I think Congress should be doing more, not less, to support this work of this organization in their fight to help women and families.”