By Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren’s Blog
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the bill to defund Planned Parenthood for 5:30pm today.
Remember, that’s a vote to defund cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, STD treatments, and basic health care services for 2.7 million people a year. There are no federal dollars that go to help the 3% of Planned Parenthood patients who need access to compassionate and safe abortion services. This defunding is all about politics and denying women access to basic health care.
*We still have a few hours to stand up, speak out, and fight back for the millions of women who depend on Planned Parenthood all across this country.*
*In the past 48 hours, tens of thousands of people have already signed our petition to stand with Planned Parenthood. Will you join us? Sign the petition now.
I can’t believe I have to send emails about protecting women’s health care in 2015 – but if the Republicans want a fight, we’ll give them one.