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Rep. Peters Opposes Republican Attack on Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after opposing H.R. 3134, the misguided effort to defund Planned Parenthood for a year:

“Roads are crumbling, bridges are falling down, and the United States is again faced with a government shutdown; instead of tackling these critical problems, Republicans in Congress would rather waste our time resurrecting a battle that was settled by the Supreme Court forty years ago.

“For more than 2.5 million women, children, and men – the majority of which fall below the poverty line – Planned Parenthood is a necessary primary healthcare provider. One in five American women has used Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime. Their preventative care services reach far beyond family planning and contraception to 500,000 breast cancer screenings, 400,000 pap tests, and 4.5 million STI tests that are helping in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Federal funding, through grants and reimbursements, is providing an essential health lifeline in communities – including mine in San Diego – and in every state across this country.”

Congressman Peters spoke about Planned Parenthood during last week’s hyper-partisan hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Video of those comments can be seen HERE.