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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:29 AM
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Congresswomen vow to fight GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
Source: Raw Story
By Sahil Kapur

WASHINGTON With four days left to fund the government, two congresswomen warned Monday that Republican efforts to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood would strip access to basic health care from "millions" of women across America.

On a conference call organized by Planned Parenthood, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and an outspoken advocate on women's issues, called the GOP's "all-out assault" on the health care provider "dangerous and irresponsible."

"For millions of women across America, Planned Parenthood health centers are the only place they have to go for primary and preventive care," Wasserman Schultz, a breast cancer survivor, said. "We would face a crisis in terms of the explosion of cancer, particularly more advanced-stage cancer, if women don't have access to these services that Planned Parenthood provide."

"When I found out I had cancer I was incredibly fortunate to have access to quality care. But not all women are so lucky," she added. "For these women it is absolutely essential that they have somewhere like Planned Parenthood to go."

Read more at:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/04/congresswomen-vow...
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