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War on Contraception: Congress 1, Women 0
Anti-choice lawmakers vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood, threatening women’s access to contraception and cancer screenings
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said today’s vote in the House to defund Planned Parenthood is an example of how elections have consequences for women’s health. The House adopted an amendment to the continuing resolution, or C.R., offered by anti-choice Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) that would eliminate funding for preventative-health services, including contraception and cancer screenings, at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. The House is expected to pass the overall budget measure, which will then move to the Senate. ...