Washington, DC – “Bullies throwing a lot of bull.” That’s how Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens described the hours-long ordeal endured by her boss, Cecile Richards today. And it’s entirely accurate. Shame on those bullies.
The extremists trying to defund Planned Parenthood are anything but “pro-life.” Reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood save lives. Unintended pregnancy is deadly — it is closely correlated with infant and maternal mortality, and is a significant risk factor for domestic violence homicide.
Women are not fooled by the fraudulent propaganda videos produced to attack Planned Parenthood. Nor are we fooled by false claims that funding can simply be re-directed to other providers.
Here is what’s true: NOW chapters around the country are mobilizing against the bullies and their enablers. We intend to defeat any candidate who is on record voting against Planned Parenthood. Because politicians who promote policies that block women from life-saving health care simply don’t belong in Congress.