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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Directing The Clerk Of The House Of Representatives To Make Corrections In The Enrollment Of H.R. 719 September 30, 2015
Nita Lowey, D-NY
"Planned Parenthood provides essential preventive health services, including birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, well-women exams, and advice on family planning to nearly 3 million women each year."
21St Century Women’S Health Act September 30, 2015
Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR
"This comprehensive bill will increase access to preventative health services and contraception for low-income women, and it will help women report instances of inappropriate charges for birth control, a problem that affects too many women across the country. It will also expand the primary care workforce and ensure that survivors of sexual assault are provided with free emergency contraception and compassionate care."
Expressing Opposition To H.R. 3504 And H.R. 3134 September 25, 2015
Adam Smith, D-WA
"Anti-choice rhetoric and controversy has surrounded federal funding for Planned Parenthood because about three percent of the services they provide include abortion services. Current law already denies Medicaid coverage for these services by almost completely barring federal funding, except in very limited circumstances. Ninety percent of the services Planned Parenthood provides are preventative health services, including lifesaving cancer screenings, blood pressure checks, birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and educational efforts to avoid unwanted pregnancies and prevent abortions. Failing to fund Planned Parenthood will greatly diminish access to these services for low income women, men, and families in need of affordable healthcare and preventative screenings."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015 September 24, 2015
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"She said “Thirty-two years ago, I was broke, and Planned Parenthood was the only place that would give me birth control. I am now retired, and my life would be so different if they hadn’t been there. This is so necessary for those who can’t afford it.”"
Defund Planned Parenthood Act Of 2015 September 24, 2015
Keith Ellison, D-MN
"Not only would defunding Planned Parenthood create barriers to accessing care, but it would limit the ability of women to achieve economic security. A recent Guttmacher Institute study showed that access to contraception helped women complete their education, keep or get a job, and take better care of their families. For example, the children of mothers who had access to contraception have higher family incomes and college completion rates. Moreover, research also shows that access to birth control contributed in a 30 percent rise in the number of women in skilled careers between 1970 and 1990. The positive effects of widespread access to reproductive and primary care services for women, families and Americans is immeasurable."

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