PATERSON, N.J. – Tying his work to the “historic investments in reproductive health” by the “pro-reproductive health majority in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Planned Parenthood Act Fund today endorsed Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.’s campaign for Congress.
“There is not a single group in our nation that works harder to protect women’s health than Planned Parenthood. So I am honored and humbled to earn the endorsement from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in 2020,” said Congressman Pascrell (NJ-09). “Every woman in America is entitled to care and services that will protect her health and well-being. A woman’s control over her own body and her own medical decisions must be left between her and her doctor and that’s it. No ifs, no ands, and no buts. While the Trump administration and Republican leaders continue their nefarious assault on women’s health, I am committed at all times to preserving life-saving women’s health resources for Americans everywhere. I remain energized to stand with Planned Parenthood Action Fund because women’s health care should never be partisan or endangered.”
“We are proud to endorse this round of champions for key seats in the U.S. House and Senate,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, Acting President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Planned Parenthood Action Fund is excited to endorse candidates who know protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights is a priority for the people they will serve.”
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The organization backs candidates who promise to go above and beyond to protect and expand health care access. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.
Bill Pascrell has been a strong and consistent ally for women’s health and a woman’s right to exercise agency over her own body. This Congress, Pascrell has assailed the Trump government’s global gag rule as a vicious attack on women. For years, Pascrell has been one of Congress’s unstinting advocates for well-funded family planning services. Pascrell is a cosponsor and supporter of H.R. 2975, the Women’s Health Protection Act, landmark legislation which guards a woman’s right to choose as well as preserves the ability of health care providers to offer reproductive care to Americans.
Posted January 21 2020 at 2:22 PM Permanent Link