Dear fellow MoveOn member,
I started an emergency petition demanding that Congress not cut a dime in federal funding for breast cancer screenings, Pap smears, and other preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health clinics.
The petition to Congress says:
This is serious. Five states have eliminated funding for Planned Parenthood, and 11 states have launched investigations into the organization so far this month—while Congress wasn't even in session.1
Congress will soon reconvene, and the fight to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood—and even shut down the government over it—will be front and center in Washington.2
Planned Parenthood is a lifeline for millions of women and men across the country, providing cancer screenings, contraception, and basic preventive health care.
–Rep. Diane Russell
1. "States Move to Cut Funds for Planned Parenthood," The New York Times, August 17, 2015
"Growing List Of Planned Parenthood Investigations Hyped By Conservative Media Clears Organization Of Any Wrongdoing," Media Matters for America, August 24, 2015
2. "The Daily 202: The war on Planned Parenthood intensifies, but the group is fighting back in court," The Washington Post, August 26, 2015
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