Pro Tem De León Stands with Planned Parenthood

Senate Leader Condemns Arson Attack in Thousand Oaks and Political Games in Washington

Thursday, October 01, 2015

LOS ANGELES Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León released the following statement today:

“I stand with Planned Parenthood every day. Women’s health should never be a pawn in political budget debates and men should not be making health decisions for women.

I applaud Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, for her eloquent defense against misinformed and deliberately misleading questions at a hearing on Capitol Hill this week. Planned Parenthood is the most trusted women’s health care provider in this country, and has provided safe high-quality care to both women and men for nearly 100 years. Especially working class women who have no other access to healthcare.

This dangerous smear campaign has to stop. The arson attack on Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks last night is what this kind of rhetoric inspires. These arsonists must immediately be apprehended and punished under the law.” 

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#StandWithPP In California, 115 Planned Parenthood health centers provide care to 800,000 patients.

Los Angeles Times Article: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-suspicious-fire-planned-parenthood-20151001-story.html