Pallone Stands with Planned Parenthood for Women’s Health Care
New Brunswick, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) visited Planned Parenthood in Perth Amboy to show his strong support for comprehensive health care coverage, women’s reproductive rights, and the organization’s mission. Pallone is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care. Planned Parenthood provides life-saving preventative care for 2.7 million patients nationwide every year.The Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress are pushing to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds. Despite being routinely used as a political punching bag, Planned Parenthood is one of the most critical providers of women’s health coverage.
“Planned Parenthood provides life-saving preventative care for millions of patients each year. Yet, Congressional Republicans’ obsession with demonizing the organization and denying women’s access to health care has reached a dangerous level,” said Congressman Pallone. “President Trump and Republicans are threatening the health care that millions of women rely upon. More than 100,000 New Jersey residents are served each year by Planned Parenthood’s 26 health centers in our state, nine of which are located in Medically Underserved Areas. It is our responsibility to step up and stand with Planned Parenthood.”
"We are so thankful to have representatives like Congressman Pallone standing up for Planned Parenthood," said Casey Olesko with Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. "New Jerseyans do not want to see reproductive health care attacked at the federal or state level, and we will not back down."
Congressman Pallone was one the authors of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which includes provisions to support and enhance access to quality health care for women, including preventing insurance companies from treating simply being a woman as a pre-existing condition. Trump and Congressional Republicans are now in the process of trying to repeal the ACA.