Posted: August 18, 2015 Contributor: PRJKT RUBY
Why Senator Elizabeth Warren Supports Planned Parenthood
Let’s face it, Planned Parenthood has been in the news a lot lately and sadly, it’s not been for all the amazing things this organization does for women’s health. The hits keep on coming for Planned Parenthood but finally, there is a prominent voice firing back and for that, we must applaud Senator Elizabeth Warren.
If you haven’t heard her amazing speech, take a few minutes now and listen to what this leading lady has to say.
The highlights include some of these great statements…
“…on second thought, maybe I shouldn’t be all that surprised. The Republicans have had a plan for years to strip away women’s rights to make chooses over our own bodies.”
She then continues to cite the many attempts the party has made to hinder women’s rights including the attempt by Republicans in 2013 to shut down the government unless they could change the law to let employers deny women access to birth control.
Senator Warren also points out the continued attempts by the Republican party to repeal the Affordable Care Act making it more difficult for women to gain access to birth control. Nearly 300 new restrictions have been passed by Republican legislators to replace restrictions on abortion access.
In conclusion, the Republican response to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood began long before a heavily edited smear campaign video series was released.
Hearing Senator Elizabeth Warren take a stand for women’s rights is something that should have us all cheering. No matter how hard the Republican party and others try and take the control away from women when it comes to their own bodies, with advocates like Senator Warren on our side, the best is yet to come!