Press Statement
Women’s Health Leader Condemns House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Planned Parenthood as a “Politically Motivated Circus”

“The real agenda behind today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing is to provide an additional forum for widely discredited claims against Planned Parenthood, a trusted provider of high-quality care that millions of women rely on. This is a politically motivated circus and not a serious congressional hearing.

The witnesses who are testifying today have devoted their lives to trying to return us to the days when abortion was illegal in this country. Like their allies, who have used outrageous tactics and misleading videos to deceive the public about Planned Parenthood’s work, their goal is to deny women access to safe, legal abortion care.

Planned Parenthood has done nothing wrong. Attacks on Planned Parenthood are attacks on women’s health.

This is an exercise in extremism, not a meaningful dialogue. It’s past time Congress get back to the business of governing and move on from its extreme anti-abortion agenda.”

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