DNC Statement of Support for Planned Parenthood
August 19, 2019
After Planned Parenthood announced it will withdraw from Title X due to the Trump administration implementing a gag rule around referrals for abortion services, DNC CEO Seema Nanda released the following statement:
“The domestic gag rule isn’t just an attack on Planned Parenthood – it’s an attack on the millions of Americans who rely on their services for birth control, cancer screenings, and other health care needs. It’s an attack on women’s health care at a time when the Trump administration and other Republicans threaten basic protections for preexisting conditions and enact extreme abortion bans in states across the country. It’s clearer than ever that Trump broke his campaign promise to make women’s health care a priority.
“Democrats support the right to quality, affordable health care, including abortion, and we stand with Planned Parenthood and our other partners today as they continue that important work, with or without Title X funding.”