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Joanna Erdman
For so long, the whole objective was to make abortion a legitimate health care service, to bring it out of the shadows and remove the stigma. So this effort to remedy a crisis of access by making the 'back street' safer – it's very counterintuitive for a lot of older figures in the movement. They get very nervous about the idea of leaving women to their own devices.feedback
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NEW Apr 27 2017
Planned Parenthood has been commented on by 272 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Planned Parenthood are: Donald J. Trump, Pope Francis, Cecile Richards and Marjorie Dannenfelser. For instance, the most recent quote from Donald J. Trump is: “I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!”.
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Kristen Day - Democrats for Life of America

The Democratic Party has to look in the mirror and say, where did we go wrong? What do we need to do to start winning again? This is one of those issues where the party could expand its coalition. I do have some optimism. The fact that we're having this discussion at all is important, and potentially an opportunity to create space for pro-life Democrats within the party, but so far it doesn't seem like that's the direction the party will take.feedback

Erin Matson

It's about policy, not feelings or labels, and anything less than a bold stance that makes clear that the Democratic Party must be united in protecting a woman's right to an abortion is a betrayal of a core constituency of the party.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

Women across the country … are breathing a sigh of relief to know that the DNC has our backs.feedback

Jill E. Adams

There . . . are people who view this as progress, the evolution of abortion care, and an incredible opportunity to transcend the very contentious abortion debate.feedback

Sara Feigenholtz

The intent ... is to protect women from a president who has been very, very clear about his desire to overturn Roe v Wade and make abortion illegal in some states.feedback

Terri Bryant

I don't really understand how we can say we do care about the most vulnerable among us when we have limited funds and we'll be spending money for something that not only is opposed by many of us but is considered to be an abomination.feedback

Marjorie Dannenfelser

Prioritising funding away from Planned Parenthood to comprehensive health care alternatives is a winning issue. We expect to see Congress continue its efforts to redirect additional taxpayer funding away from Planned Parenthood through pro-life health care reform after the spring recess.feedback

Eric Rassbach

It is now high time for the Department of Justice to admit defeat and dismiss this appeal. This Court should therefore allow the current stay to expire as scheduled on April 24.feedback

Andrea Miller

The fact that it's predominantly considered a male method of contraception, it's not surprising that it is predominantly men that are purchasing it.feedback

Elizabeth Ziff

They – this administration – are coming for all of it, the morning-after pill, birth control, abortion, all of it. Women will suffer if we aren't willing to take radical steps. And that includes learning how to perform abortions.feedback

Gail Deady

It is unclear from the questionable, selective release of information by the Chesterfield police exactly what happened here. But it appears that this is another example of overreach and targeting of a pregnant woman in an attempt to shame and punish her for her circumstances.feedback

Lucy Flores

I fully stand by Senator Sanders because he does champion women's reproductive rights and he has never wavered there. To a certain extent, I feel like we're holding, and in some cases rightly so, Sanders to a higher standard and viewing him as the standard-bearer for progressivism in this country, but you have to remember there are all kinds of reasons why people decide to endorse or not endorse, and just because you endorse a candidate does not mean you support 100% of everything they say or do.feedback

David Nir - Daily Kos

Bernie Sanders isn't helping–he's hurting. He should either endorse Ossoff and raise money for him, or keep his silence. On second thought, Sanders shouldn't endorse Ossoff. He should just remain silent and not hurt the efforts of those of us helping in #GA06.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

It's not enough to issue a statement for political expediency when your record is full of anti-choice votes. The Democratic Party's support of any candidate who does not support the basic rights and freedoms of women is disappointing and politically stupid.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

If we have a one-size-fits-all requirement for every Democrat who seeks office, that's a formula for a filibuster-proof majorities in the Senate; that's a formula for failure in many areas of this country.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

In order to execute a 50-state strategy, we need to understand what's going on in all 50 states, and attract candidates who are consistent with their messages but perhaps not on 100 percent of the issues.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

If he were running in the People's Republic of Takoma Park, the voters might do it differently.feedback

Mitter Sain

Traditionally, Indian society always preferred male; now they have the means to make it more skewed by using infanticide and abortion.feedback

Mark Costello

I've got five children and it's about five months when I could put my hand on my wife's tummy and feel the baby kicking, and she could feel the baby moving around.feedback

Rachel Lopez - Planned Parenthood

With this vote, Iowa has gone from a state that supports women and families, to one that is turning back the clock 50 years. Lawmakers' objectives are to shame women, and place undue and unconstitutional burdens on their attempts to access safe and legal abortion.feedback

Paul Ryan

Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious liberty.feedback

Dawn Laguens - Planned Parenthood Federation of America

People are sick and tired of politicians making it even harder for them to access health care, and this bill is just the latest example. Planned Parenthood strongly opposes President Trump's willingness to undermine millions of women's access to birth control through the Title X family planning program. Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and by signing this bill, President Trump disregards their health and well-being.feedback

Jordan Gray

There's no middle line for abortion. You are either a supporter of abortion or you're not.feedback

Brian Johnson

A generation's time and place is defined by the debates they have. So, for example, we have civil rights and human rights and marriage rights and abortion rights. I think the coming discussion for our society will be evolution rights. I think we will see the same thing happen as we gain more powerful forms of enhancements in genetics and neurological enhancement and physical augmentation.feedback

Wayne Flynt

If you are a politician in Alabama, you are against abortion, you are against homosexual marriage, you are a practicing Evangelical Christian, you always run on family values. For many people it goes without saying that if you're a politician, you're going to take a little off the top. And it's not just Republicans like Bentley, it's Democrats too. It's how so many white Evangelicals were able to justify voting for Donald Trump.feedback

Kerry Washington

I said, Go ahead, alter the scene. We'll just have a lot of articles about how you altered the scene,' . We had done an abortion on a military woman who had been raped earlier on, and we were doing nothing different than we did in that scene – they just didn't like that it was happening to Olivia. It was a Christmas episode, and we played Christmas music.feedback

Guillermo Díaz

Shonda cast me in this role of a former trained killer who has a wife and a child, and Shonda [knew I was gay]. She talks a lot about normalizing things, and Cyrus and James adopting helps the world at large start to see that there's no issue.feedback

Dan Bucatinsky

It was the most refreshing, modern, subversive way of letting an audience know that a character was gay.feedback

Shonda Rhimes

She could talk Washington more than I could talk Washington. She was different than what I originally envisioned. We were all like, Oh my God,' because she's tiny, cute, pretty and younger – and because she was all those things, she was aware that people would underestimate her. There were 10 people on the call, and my actual words were, In episode six or seven, this woman is going to have sex with the president in the Oval Office on the desk. So if everyone can't get behind that, then we shouldn't make this show,' . They all gasped.feedback

Linda Lowy

The network was reading us their top choices, and it was Connie [Britton] and all white women. I panicked. Somebody finally piped up, We're going to have to redo this list.' . It was Kerry from the moment I took her to meet Shonda.feedback

Bellamy Young

I don't think abortion had ever been presented as an emancipated woman's option before. And it's set to 'Silent Night.' The balls to pick that song. I wanted to make sure Aretha knew what the scene was about. Her people said I was fine and to stop asking. It made me love her forever because then I could be like, Aretha Franklin, who sings a lot of gospel music, is very supportive of this.feedback

Tony Goldwyn

I'd known Shonda from Grey's and Private [Practice], and Kerry and I had been friendly. The combination of the two I couldn't pass up. We were all very upset; we'd worked hard to get Hillary elected.feedback

Willie Parker

On that day, I decided to exercise Christian compassion not by proxy, but with my own capable hands.feedback

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.

We've had a great session. We worked with the governor, sent him 27 bills; he vetoed one. We've had big bills on Planned Parenthood, on voting and health care and the environment. We fully funded the budget; we fully funded education; we protected the environment.feedback

Elizabeth Wydra

With a Justice Garland, the right for women to choose an abortion and exercise equal citizenship would have been comfortably protected. The ability of agencies to safeguard clean air and water, civil rights and workplace safety would be less threatened. Gay men and lesbians would rest secure in their marriages and not feel vulnerable to discrimination based on who they love.feedback

Neil Gorsuch

Senator, he has no idea how I'd rule in that case. And, Senator, I'm not going to say anything here that would give anybody any idea how I'd rule in any case like that that could come before the supreme court.feedback

Neil Gorsuch

To act intentionally against life is to suggest that its value rests only on its transient instrumental usefulness for other ends … All human beings are intrinsically valuable, and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong. Congress could have written the law differently than it did, and it is always free to rewrite the law when it wishes. But in our legal order it is the role of the courts to apply the law as it is written, not some different law Congress might have written in the past or might write in the future.feedback

Elizabeth Nash - Guttmacher Institute

Texas is one of the most active states in the current legislative session in terms of abortion restrictions.feedback

Cecile Richards

One in five women has gone to Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime. Every single member of Congress represents a Planned Parenthood patient, former patient, or supporter. You cannot attack Planned Parenthood without serious consequences.feedback

Maura Healey

This settlement will help ensure that consumers in Massachusetts do not have to worry about being targeted by advertisers when they seek medical care.feedback

Abbi Sigler

Though the attacks may change over the years, Ed's position has not.feedback

Tarina Keene

It's pretty shocking for anybody to say that. This does seem to be a new position and a much farther, extreme position for a major canidate to take, especially in a state that has gone from red to purple to blue and has suffered the consequences from being overly anti-women's health and rights.feedback

Latanya Mapp Frett - Planned Parenthood

Instead of helping women, extreme politicians are cutting off access to the U.N. agency that's best positioned to prevent and reform coercive reproductive health practices. Withdrawing U.S. support will have a devastating impact on UNFPA, and hurts the lives of the women, men, and young people they serve.feedback

Brian Dixon

Today's action is just another assault on their freedom, their autonomy and their empowerment.feedback

Karen Stenner

The aggregate result of activating this dynamic will be deeply intensified value conflict across the tolerance domain, sharply polarized politics, and enormously increased demands upon the polity: for greater and lesser discrimination against minorities and restrictions on immigration; for more and fewer limits on free speech, assembly, and association; for stricter and softer policies on common rites, abortion, censorship, and homosexuality; for harsher and more lenient punishment.feedback

Ken Falk - American Civil Liberties Union

This is a major victory for women in the state. It's a major victory for Planned Parenthood.feedback

Anne Scanlan

Unfortunately a whole swathe of briefing papers have been moved from the old website without being adequately checked.feedback

Anne Scanlan

We offer help and support to women. We certainly don't want anything on the website that's offensive. We are not going to shy away from it: we are an anti-abortion organisation. But I was genuinely surprised to find out that language was being used on our website.feedback

Anne Scanlan

Where inappropriate language was used, we will amend it or remove it.feedback

Anne Scanlan

I cannot believe we use that terminology at all, we would absolutely never use that kind of language face to face when dealing with women.feedback

Ann Furedi

They say very clearly on their website that abortion is always wrong. They say there is never a good reason for it. In terms of rape they say that abortion is a death penalty on an unborn child. That is what you say Anne on your website. My point is that you cannot be saying on one hand that you provide unbiased and non-judgemental approach to dealing with women when this is the ideological motivation for your organisation. You'll find it on the homepage of your website where it explains about your organisation.feedback

Helen T. Verongos

What Ms. Tragos succeeds in illustrating is that if you take away the signs and listen to the stories, there is little difference between women on opposite sides of the debate.feedback

Cecile Richards

The goal here is they want to end access to safe and legal abortion in America, and the way they do that is by going after Planned Parenthood.feedback

Kristan Hawkins

We had all these people who said they were pro-life, who didn't know what Planned Parenthood was, and didn't know they committed abortions.feedback

Neil Gorsuch

Respectfully, Senator, I think we're splitting hairs. I really do because I have told you quite clearly that both of those precedents are in the realm of 50 years old, that have serious reliance interests around them, that they've been repeatedly reaffirmed. And Senator, what I've tried to do with respect to all precedents is treat them equally, in my presentation before you. Because as a judge, I come at them equally. In my line of work, a precedent is a heavy, a weighty thing. And it deserves respect as precedent, as part of our history. And ….feedback

Neil Gorsuch

And he has cavalierly referred to contraceptive use as 'the wrongdoing of others'. No doubt, the Greens' religious convictions are contestable. Some may even find the Greens' beliefs offensive. But no one disputes that they are sincerely held religious beliefs.feedback

Richard Blumenthal

With all due respect, Your Honor, we're doing more than splitting hairs here, because words matter. And the words of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito were different than yours. Asking you to agree that these results were correct, I think is a relevant and important question. And your declining to do so – I respect your reasons, but I think that it speaks volumes, with all due respect.feedback

Neil Gorsuch

Well, let me try one more – this way, Senator, for you. Maybe this will help. The way I look at it is, I don't come at these issues fresh. It's not whether I agree or disagree with any particular precedent. That would be an act of hubris. Because a precedent, once it's decided, it carries far more weight than what I personally think.feedback

Neil Gorsuch

As the Greens explain in their complaint, the ACA's mandate requires them to violate their religious faith by forcing them to lend an impermissible degree of assistance to conduct their religion teaches to be gravely wrong. … No one disputes that the Greens' religion teaches them that the use of such drugs or devices is gravely wrong.feedback

Richard Blumenthal

Let me invoke your beliefs as a commentator. Do you believe it was the right result, based on your understanding of law – not your personal beliefs about whether contraceptives are a good thing or a bad thing, but your beliefs about the constitutional underpinning, the right to privacy, the Fourth Amendment, substantive due process, underpinning of Griswold versus Connecticut, was it the right result?feedback

Neil Gorsuch

All of us face the problem of complicity. All of us must answer for ourselves whether and to what degree we are willing to be involved in the wrongdoing of others. For some, religion provides an essential source of guidance both about what constitutes wrongful conduct and the degree to which those who assist others in committing wrongful conduct themselves bear moral culpability. The Green family members are among those who seek guidance from their faith on these questions. Understanding that is the key to understanding this case.feedback

Geoffrey R. Stone

Until the 1950s, the Supreme Court had little to say about the possible relevance of the Constitution to laws dealing with such issues as obscenity, contraception, abortion and homosexuality.feedback

Rita Sklar

It is an attempt to intimidate providers and make it more difficult for Arkansas women to access abortions. The underlying presumption is that women can't make decisions for themselves.feedback

Tony Falconer

When you're educating children about contraception and teenage pregnancy, you could introduce other concepts at the same time, such as parenting and feeding babies, and you might tag on to that what the best age is to have children. As a 15-year-old girl, when you're doing your GCSE preparation, it might just sow a seed for them if you give them information at that stage that the best time to have children was 20-35.feedback

Rosie O'Donnell

We need strong candidates like Susan who will stand up to Donald Trump and his cronies as they try to take away health insurance from millions of Americans and cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. I have had my share of spats with Donald Trump over the years, and he's had a lot of lame tweets and bad jokes about me. Trump would prefer if women like Susan and I didn't speak our minds and stand up to men like him. But that's just not our style.feedback

Glenn R. Davis Jr.

I didn't start running on guns and abortion. I am as Republican as anyone else in this room. We're all going to protect those rights. But who is going to bring the passion to the moderates and get them back on our side, like Donald Trump did? Jobs and the economy are what crosses those lines. … That's what they're passionate about!feedback

Lourdes Rivera - Center for Reproductive Rights

Health-care providers should never be forced to investigate patients for the reasons behind their personal, private decisions. When a woman has made the decision to end a pregnancy, she needs high-quality health care, not an interrogation.feedback

Mary Alice Carter - Planned Parenthood

As we have said from the beginning, and as more than a dozen different state investigations have made clear: Planned Parenthood has done nothing wrong, and the only people who broke the law are those behind the fraudulent tapes. The California Attorney General filing criminal charges sends a clear message that you cannot target women and you cannot target health care providers without consequences. We look forward to justice being served.feedback

Michael Bruckler

We welcome student feedback and continue to adjust our policies and procedures in order to meet the needs of our students. For instance, our policy used to require students to meet with a provider in order to obtain emergency contraception, but we changed that policy once we realized that it was not an effective or accessible model.feedback

Deb Moriarty

For us, the important part of that is the educational component that would go with the distribution of emergency contraception. I think that the concern is, if you just make it available without any kind of educational or personal conversation with the individual, will this become a pattern that repeats itself?feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club for Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in, obviously, both the Senate and the House.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! Obamacare is exploding. With no Democrat support, we couldn't quite get there. We were just a very small number of votes short in terms of getting our bill passed.feedback

Ashley Hayward

I'm really happy. I'm covered through Obamacare, so I was really worried during the last month or two about all of this that's going on. I'm happy that Planned Parenthood is still being funded.feedback

Joe Pojman

I'm confident the Republicans in Congress and the president will move ahead and defund Planned Parenthood.feedback

Georges Benjamin

I think in many ways it's going to be harder for them to go after Planned Parenthood, not that they won't. I hope people recognise that Planned Parenthood did more than abortions, that they recognise it has a broader portfolio.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's a great day for American jobs. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!feedback

Donald J. Trump

After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!feedback

Lisa Iversen

These results from the longest-running study in the world into oral contraceptive use are reassuring. They provide strong evidence that most women do not expose themselves to long-term cancer harm if they choose to use oral contraception; indeed, many are likely to be protected. Because the study has been going for such a long time we are able to look at the very long term effects, if there are any, associated with the pill.feedback

Grace Howard

Informed consent is a vitally important part of ethical medical practice. But it is strange that in the case of abortion, as opposed to every other medical procedure, the information given to patients comes from lawmakers, not from doctors.feedback

Eric Segall

There is no doubt that he has given serious consideration to issues such as abortion, affirmative action and executive power. He should not promise how he would decide future cases, but he should be required to disclose his real views on these and other controversial constitutional questions. The American people have a right to know.feedback

Jason Reitman

Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice. If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this should settle that. Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part.feedback

Cecile Richards

We have had an incredible relationship with the tech community for many many years. So many of the patients that we see at Planned Parenthood reach us through technology. Current congressional efforts to cut off access to this essential health care provider would hurt women, their families, and the businesses they lead, work for, and support.feedback

Timothy Busch

We were headed down a path that was pretty dark with a Supreme Court decision redefining marriage. In the early weeks of this administration more has been done to address the biggest tragedy, the biggest catastrophe, and that is abortion. More has been done to benefit the causes of life, which is more important than anything we have in our society … Everything else is trumped by this issue of life.feedback

Bonyen Lee-Gilmore - Planned Parenthood

This is their way of standing with Planned Parenthood and also rejecting this kind of hate speech.feedback

Ali Weinel

The information you want provided to every patient receiving an abortion already exists and can be given to any patient at any time with very little lead time. Abortion is legal, whether you like it or not, and this legislation will not prevent anyone who wants an abortion from getting one.feedback

Ali Weinel

He was pretty disrespectful and rude throughout the email exchange. I was frustrated and thought I might feel less frustrated if I donated to Planned Parenthood in his name since he's fighting to make access to women's health care impossible, and I wanted to do something about it.feedback

Katie Mettler - the Post

In a tweet sent Nov. 12, Planned Parenthood confirmed that many donors are contributing not just in Pence's name, but they're writing in the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.feedback

Paul Ryan

"It ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community centres ,"feedback

Chuck Schumer

If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy.feedback

James Owen

Northam has been a consistent champion and built his career on it. When he was a congressman, Perriello's vote for the Stupak amendment was a vote to limit women's access to basic health care. That's a pretty stark contrast in records.feedback

Tarina Keene

Women's reproductive health and rights is on the cusp, and we want this to be a referendum on Trump and his agenda.feedback

Tony Tinderholt

I'm embarrassed for Representative Farrar. Her attempt to compare to the abortion issue shows a lack of a basic understanding of human biology. I would recommend that she consider taking a high school biology class from a local public or charter school before filing another bill on the matter.feedback

Jessica Farrar

A lot of people find the bill funny. What's not funny are the obstacles that Texas women face every day, that were placed there by legislatures making it very difficult for them to access healthcare.feedback

Mayda Domenech

I donated to the ACLU, then I donated to Planned Parenthood, and then I got the email about coming here. I couldn't make it to the Women's March, but I want to get involved.feedback

Lou Cannon

Instead, it was believed that the abortion rights battle would be fought in state legislatures, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has suggested that the United States might be more accepting of abortion rights if that had happened. Beilenson told me he also believed this.feedback

Gretchen Borchelt

States would be faced with this choice: Do we get rid of our abortion coverage requirement, or deny state residents all the tax credits? It's putting states in a really terrible position. The language is disincentive and meant to discourage plans from covering abortions. No such plans exist. All those provisions work as a de facto ban on insurance coverage in every state with no real option to get it elsewhere.feedback

Adam Sonfield - Guttmacher Institute

There's no reason insurers would sell any plans that cover abortion because everyone would be wanting to use these tax credits.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

If I rule the world, one thing we would do to make the future better, would be the education of girls. Not just here in America, across the world. Because one woman succeed, world succeed. Thank you all very much for coming.feedback

Syndy Benjamin

In a way it's good that everyone is coming out and we're starting to get together. We are starting to become a nation that stands by each other. It's just sad that in this day and age it needs to happen still. But I'm just proud that everyone is out supporting and helping each other.feedback

Karolina Wieckiewicz

We protest against the ban on abortion and the ban on contraception – lack of access to contraception – but also the fact that we are not supported when we want to have children because the 'In vitro' IVF procedure is shut down and because of the fact that adoption procedures are very limited.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

I have said continuously and repeatedly that I support the work of Planned Parenthood. I support the continuation of Medicaid funding going to them. I'm not saying anything is a deal-breaker, but I am making very, very clear my position.feedback

Celine Bonnaire - Kering Foundation

In the US there has been the beginning of a conversation on NGOs that support abortion. And Poland has also tightened the rules on abortions.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

I don't think the Planned Parenthood defund should be in the ACA bill that we're dealing with.feedback

Maggie Haberman

In private discussions with people close to Planned Parenthood, White House officials have suggested that there could even be an increase in federal earmarks.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of nonabortion services such as cancer screenings. Millions and millions of women – cervical cancer, breast cancer – are helped by Planned Parenthood. I would defund it because I'm pro-life, but millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.feedback

Klementyna Suchanow

If we only fight our own battles – if that is abortion in Poland, or femicide in South America – we are only fighting one finger of the giant. And we need to be taking down the giant, not the finger.feedback

Donald J. Trump

As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women's health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings. Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services.feedback

Jeanne Shaheen

This directive ... has caused mass confusion among federal agencies and international relief organizations. While they wait for clarity from this administration, there's been a global chilling effect on life-saving work.feedback

Janie Faville

This was the last thing on my mind four weeks ago as I struggled to come to terms with losing our baby. Luckily cost didn't prohibit me from being able to choose how best to proceed for my mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately not everyone has that luxury. THIS is why we need Planned Parenthood and the ACA. This is why we march.feedback

Jennifer Childs-Roshak - Planned Parenthood

At a time when extreme politicians in Congress want to block millions of people from accessing essential preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers, it is reassuring to see Governor Baker put the health and wellbeing of our communities ahead of politics.feedback

Lizzy Guyton

Governor Baker is a strong supporter of women's health and believes the commonwealth has a responsibility to ensure access to the important health care services offered by Planned Parenthood in all corners of our state. The administration is prepared to fund these services should the federal government pursue changes that would block care for women and families here in Massachusetts.feedback

Miroslav Separovic

It is not up to the Consitutional Court to rule when human life begins. The new law must define educational and preventive measures which would, in practice, make an abortion rather an exception..we think that this is a rational, balanced and just ruling.feedback

Gina Duncan - Equality Florida

Where Planned Parenthood has filled such a huge gap, is it's a known, reliable, quality source for healthcare.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

It's difficult for me to call myself a feminist in a classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion, and I'm neither anti-male or pro-abortion.feedback

Quetzali Cerezo

They thought this would be a good opportunity to come to Latin America for the first time to promote the decriminalisation and legalisation of abortion as a human right for women.feedback

Marleni Arias

It's a sin. Why don't you go to Holland and kill children over there? Go to Holland. Why come to Guatemala? We are already cursed enough in Guatemala, we don't need more.feedback

Ralph Reed - Faith and Freedom Coalition

Trump understands he would never have won without the strength of the evangelical vote. Those who favor liberal social policy are not likely to vote for Trump in any case. The voters in the middle won't cast their ballots based on abortion or transgender issues---they will vote on jobs, the economy and national security.feedback

Ken Paxton

No taxpayer in Texas should have to subsidize this repugnant and illegal conduct. We should never lose sight of the fact that, as long as abortion is legal in the United States, the potential for these types of horrors will continue.feedback

Erna Solberg

The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million) compared with 2016.feedback

Erna Solberg

The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million / £8.1 million) compared with 2016.feedback

Eric Scheidler

What's happening here is that these abortionists do not want to have to acknowledge the value of the life of the unborn child and the pain that those children experience.feedback

Leah Torres

I guess I'm breaking the law, but I don't know how to not break it because no one would tell me.feedback

Karrie Galloway

When politicians try to practice medicine, you don't get real medicine. And that's what we're dealing with.feedback

Norma McCorvey

I'm 100 percent pro-life. I don't believe in abortion even in an extreme situation. If the woman is impregnated by a rapist, it's still a child. You're not to act as your own God. My mom screamed, What did a lesbian know about raising a child?' I lost my child, and my home.feedback

Charles Perry

You would be almost remiss and neglectful, in my opinion, not to push that envelope going forward knowing what's coming up.feedback

Blake Rocap

The Supreme Court called them out on that. Because the avenue of lying about what is good women's health and safety is now foreclosed to them, they're now having to turn to other methods to make operating a practice difficult if not almost impossible.feedback

Bettey Maloney

When they're always counter picketing a clinic, the right wing, there is a majority of men always present. They harass women. Many times they'll call them murderers and everything like that. We have to meet them face to face.feedback

Carol Romeo

As long as that cell is replicating, it is alive. It's not a polyp to be removed like a cancerous growth. I don't think they're evil people. I truly don't think they understand. They see it as somebody interfering with their choice.feedback

Eric Scheidler

We have the wind in our sails. The election was a real benchmark. Pro-life voters were really a key constituency and the Trump administration has taken note.feedback

Kelley Robinson - Planned Parenthood

All across the country, Planned Parenthood supporters are taking it upon themselves to organize in their communities on their own. Saturday, and every day, Planned Parenthood advocates and activists show that they refuse to be intimidated and they won't back down.feedback

Isabella Lovin

If women don't have control over their bodies and their own fate it can have very serious consequences for global goals of gender rights and global poverty eradication.feedback

Marcus McEntire

For the record, I'm a pro-life candidate, but I also believe in fiscal responsibility.feedback

Tamya Cox

If anything, what I think we saw from the vote today is that legislators want to get to work, legislators want to fix our roads, make sure that all Oklahomans have access to health care. They don't want to have to continue to work on bills that are naturally going to end up in court.feedback

Mark Meadows

We committed to the American people to repeal every tax (in Obamacare), every mandate, the regulations, and to defund (women's healthcare provider) Planned Parenthood. That's what the American people expect us to do – and they expect us to do it quickly.feedback

Usha Ranji

The ACA set minimum levels of benefits that health plans have to cover and many are highly used, or exclusively used by women. Repeal and replace could take away that minimum level of benefits, which includes really commonly used services like contraception and maternity care.feedback

Jeffrey Rosen

His opinions stand out for his prose and analysis and he gets along really well with both sides. He has been careful not to say what he thinks about abortion or marriage equality.feedback

Lilianne Ploumen

Of course more money is needed. According to the signals we have been getting I am confident we will go far.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

This ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people. We don't have to guess–we know what this will do. The last time the global gag rule was in effect, research showed more women who lost access to contraception had unwanted pregnancies and abortion rates doubled.feedback

Sarah Lacy

Since November, I've heard one phrase uttered over and over by senior women in the Valley: 'Why isn't Sheryl saying anything about this? I understand that Sandberg is in a brutal position, but that is the thing about standing up for what's right. It only means anything when it's inconvenient.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

This week's executive order reinstating the global gag rule will make that work much harder. It bans health organizations around the world from providing counseling on all family planning options. If they refuse to abide by the ban, they could lose millions in funding from the United States. And this ban is harsher and broader than past orders by past presidents, because it covers every program that falls under global health assistance. That means it'll hurt more people. The best way to prevent abortion is through more family planning services, not fewer.feedback

Sam Sparks

It seems unlikely DSHS'S professed purpose is a valid state interest and not a pretext for restricting abortion access. By comparison, Plaintiffs face likely constitutional violations, which could severely limit abortion access in Texas.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Steps away from here in the White House, a president and a vice president sit at their desks and make decisions for the nation. As they sit there, they stand here with you. Their impassioned defense of life as presidential candidates showed a nation that courage and commitment can overcome indifference and insults. Their decisive actions as president and vice president will further this cause.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support! A lot of people are gonna be showing up.feedback

Jeanne Mancini - Pro-Life

The horizon looked bleak for the pro-life movement. I don't identify as a Republican or a Democrat but I do vote pro-life.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

For the first time in our country's history, a woman was the nominee of a major party, and over 59 million Americans voted to put Hillary Clinton in the highest office in the land. Even though we fell short, that should make us all proud. We have real challenges to face as a country. The only answer I've ever known to facing any challenge is to work harder. Today we pledge as Americans to keep working for a better future for everyone. Today we recommit ourselves to leaning in.feedback

Jeanne Mancini - Pro-Life

There's been a lot of talk about numbers this past week. It's hard to add up so many numbers after 44 years because there have been a lot of us.feedback

Joi Hulecki

We don't want to judge them. We want to help them. We consider ourselves pro-women too.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

The vast majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade and support the legal right to abortion.feedback

Rita Sklar

The law puts an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to obtain a second-trimester abortion, and I think the legislature knows it and doesn't care.feedback

Herman van Gelderen

Where decisions are taken that are bad for women in developing countries we should help those women. It's not about the politics, it's about those women.feedback

Carol Tobias - National Right to Life

For 40 years, the Hyde amendment has prevented the use of tax dollars from paying for abortion in the United States. It is inconsistent with the Hyde Amendment to fund, with taxpayer dollars, organizations that perform abortions and promote the killing of unborn children in other countries.feedback

Rachel Jones - Guttmacher Institute

Abortion restrictions and clinic closures mean that patients may need to travel greater distances to access services. While many find ways to access care despite these obstacles, some of the abortion rate decline is likely attributable to women who were prevented from accessing needed services.feedback

Daniel Zeno

The bill's intent is clear: To demonize abortion providers, set up an adversarial relationship between provider and patient, shame women and block access to reproductive health care.feedback

Jennifer Frizzell

No one should face violence, harassment, or threats when accessing safe, legal health care. New Hampshire women deserve safe passage when entering or exiting reproductive health care facilities. Yesterday's decision preserves the thoughtful law crafted by the (New Hampshire) legislature.feedback

Michael Tierney

An unconstitutional law shouldn't remain on the books just because abortionists haven't taken advantage of the power the law gives them to silence speech.feedback

Susan Lontine

I think it is even more important now. We don't know what will happen on the federal level.feedback

Charlie Dent

I saw that as a flashing yellow light, like caution to not move precipitously. My own view is that Obamacare is complex and controversial enough without including Planned Parenthood provisions.feedback

Susan Collins

There's a group of House Republicans led by (Rep.) Charlie Dent (R-PA) who are opposed to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the bill, and I hope they'll be successful in separating the two issues or knocking it out all together.feedback

Paul Ryan

Well, the Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill.feedback

James Lankford

A lot of the ongoing support in the structural finances for Planned Parenthood goes to build the buildings, the infrastructure that provides abortion.feedback

Cecile Richards

Defunding Planned Parenthood is dangerous to people's health, it's unpopular, and it would leave people across the country without care. They cannot afford to have basic reproductive health care attacked. Planned Parenthood has been here for 100 years and we're going to be here for 100 more.feedback

Dana Singiser

Today's Republican staff report once again demonstrates that this exercise was nothing more than a partisan attack on Planned Parenthood and women's access to safe and legal abortion.feedback

Amy Hagstrom Miller

I find the interference by the government into women's personal health decisions to be morally offensive.feedback

Katie Hill

Today's decision is a setback, but hopefully a temporary one, since all Americans – regardless of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation – should have access to quality, affordable health care free from discrimination.feedback

Terry O'Neill

The number of abortions never goes down very much, regardless of the law. What does go down is the safety and affordability of contraception in the US.feedback

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

The essential components of our role as health care providers do not change because an adolescent patient is transgender. Care should always include education about their bodies, deliberate and thoughtful assessment of symptoms or concerns, and preventive care services, like screenings and contraception. We are simply adding more nuanced cultural and medical understanding to those practices.feedback

Lena Dunham

She "would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy.feedback

Antonia Biggs

This research shows the information [policy makers] are mandating women receive [is] inaccurate and out of date. We don't have evidence that abortion leads women to have worse mental health.feedback

Jennifer Dalven - American Civil Liberties Union

Most of the time when we've had upticks in protesters, everything settles back down, but we haven't seen that happen since the election. I'm feeling that it's going to be here for a while.feedback

Camille Barbone

Their behavior has become incredibly more aggressive to the point we've had to call the police the last three to four weeks. There's much more condemnation than I've ever seen before. They're pushing cellphone cameras into patients' faces.feedback

Nikki Madsen

We're both under threat at the state and national level. With a Republican president, Republican-majority legislature and the potential for multiple Supreme Court appointments, in some ways we're entering uncharted territory.feedback

Cecile Richards

We are so grateful to this community across the country, and we will never stop fighting for them. We've stood defiant in the face of opposition for the last 100 years. We will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need. These doors stay open, no matter what.feedback

Vicki Saporta

You can't whip up a firestorm of hate and not think it has any consequences.feedback

Vicki Saporta

I think it's become more acceptable to espouse threats. You have a president-elect who is leading the way.feedback

Jennifer Dalven - American Civil Liberties Union

We will be working to get those voices out there to make sure politicians know what their constituents want.feedback

Troy Newman

Planned Parenthood's days of running amok over the laws of the land are nearly over. A new sheriff is coming to town and the era of old corrupt politicians who have shielded Planned Parenthood from the consequences of their illegal behavior is about to come to an end.feedback

Vicki Saporta

We are concerned if we have an AG who thinks Operation Rescue is a legitimate organization and takes cues from them versus understanding that the law is the law and it needs to be enforced.feedback

Karen Scott

This rule will strengthen access to essential services like cancer screenings and contraception for some of the most vulnerable patients in this country. Public comments showed overwhelming support for finalizing the rule, which clarifies that all organizations able to provide these services should be eligible to compete for funds.feedback

John Kasich

I agree with Ohio Right to Life and other leading pro-life advocates that [Senate Bill] 127 is the best, most legally sound and sustainable approach to protecting the sanctity of human life.feedback

Elizabeth Nash - Guttmacher Institute

Evidence matters and the evidence shows that there was no compelling public health interest for the measure.feedback

Nancy Northup - Center for Reproductive Rights

Whether in Oklahoma, Texas or elsewhere, allowing politicians to trample women's rights by shutting down clinics is not only wrong – it's dangerous. Today's decision is a victory for Oklahoma women and another rebuke to politicians pushing underhanded laws that attack a woman's constitutionally guaranteed right to safe, legal abortion.feedback

Joseph Watt

Under the guise of the protection of women's health, (the law) creates an undue burden on a woman's access to abortion, violating protected rights under our federal Constitution.feedback

Gabriel Mann

Passing both anti-abortion measures in a lame-duck session is political maneuvering by the Republican-dominated state legislature steered by Governor Kasich. John Kasich has a masters degree in political calculus.feedback

Kellie Copeland

This bill would effectively outlaw abortion and criminalize physicians that provide this care to their patients.feedback

Katie Franklin - Ohio Right to Life

We're very grateful to see that action is being taken on this facility, and we are hoping it will spare thousands of lives in Dayton in the long run.feedback

Jennifer Branch

Other ob/gyn's in the community saw what was going on and didn't want to be part of it. Since then, they've operated with three back-up doctors and haven't had any problems.feedback

Jaime Miracle

We will not let politics get in the way of health care.feedback

Jennifer Dalven - American Civil Liberties Union

We will use all the tools at our disposal - and that includes the courts - to ensure that folks' constitutional rights are protected.feedback

Raegan McDonald-Mosley - Planned Parenthood Federation of America

We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide to end a pregnancy. Individual rights and freedom go to the heart of who we are as a country, including the right to access safe and legal abortion.feedback

Raegan McDonald-Mosley - Planned Parenthood Federation of America

We're working to be prepared. We're going to provide care to our patients whether they have insurance or not.feedback

Marjorie Dannenfelser

They lost big at the ballot box, so now they're looking to the courts to undo the will of state legislatures. They realize the sense of urgency to head to the courts now knowing that the judicial landscape will change under a pro-life President Trump.feedback

Irena Como

A woman must be able to make health decisions at different points in her pregnancy that are best for her circumstances, including whether to end a pregnancy, without interference from politicians.feedback

Scott Roeder

I was really shocked about today. I was glad obviously to hear the sentence reduced, but I was looking forward to being another voice for the unborn – so I was disappointed in that respect.feedback

Julie Burkhart

Dr. Tiller's assassination most certainly left a hole in the reproductive rights movement, but we remain committed to this critical work in his honor and memory.feedback

Pope Francis

If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?feedback

Giovanna Chirri - Ansa

The pope is not at all turning back on important issues of faith, for example, he defines abortion as a sin. But the way this [sin] is looked at changes. He [the pope] says, in the Bible God is so full of mercy that no priest, no law, can be held up against a sinner if God decides to pardon them. This is something quite serious.feedback

Rino Fisichella

The sin of abortion is technically an expression that includes all the people who are involved in an abortion. Thus from the women to the nurse to the doctor and whoever supports this procedure. The sin of abortion is inclusive. Thus forgiveness for the sin of abortion is all-inclusive and extends to all those who are participants in this sin.feedback

Pope Francis

I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father.feedback

Pope Francis

I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father. May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation.feedback

Pope Francis

Mercy cannot become a mere parenthesis in the life of the Church; it constitutes her very existence, through which the profound truths of the Gospel are made manifest and tangible. Everything is revealed in mercy; everything is resolved in the merciful love of the Father.feedback

Pope Francis

I ask you to be welcoming to all, witnesses of fatherly love whatever the gravity of the sin involved, attentive in helping penitents to reflect on the evil they have done, clear in presenting moral principles, willing to walk patiently beside the faithful on their penitential journey, farsighted in discerning individual cases and generous in dispensing God's forgiveness.feedback

Pope Francis

Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God's forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion. The provision I had made in this regard, limited to the duration of the extraordinary Holy Year, is hereby extended, notwithstanding anything to the contrary.feedback

Betty Cockrum - Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

We are pleased that this outpouring of support recognizes the good work Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky does and we welcome the financial support to continue to service our patients who need it most. Hoosiers have recognized how bad Pence is for women for a really long time and now the nation is joining us in the fight against him.feedback

David Grimes

If Roe were overturned, we would likely return to a patchwork quilt of laws, which would force women onto the road even more than at present.feedback

Laura Goodhue

A majority of Floridians support access to abortion, and don't want to see it go away.feedback

Nancy Northup - Center for Reproductive Rights

For many women, it's not possible to traverse across multiple state lines. This could have tragic consequences.feedback

Jennifer Dalven - American Civil Liberties Union

Is that the world we want, where women's ability to get the care she needs depends on her ability to go to another state?feedback

Vicki Saporta

It's not so easy to overturn Roe. Women in this country would not stand for it.feedback

Michael New - National Review

It would restart a serious debate about sanctity of life issues in the United States. This is a debate that pro-lifers welcome.feedback

Brigid Leahy - Planned Parenthood

Illinois is and should remain an oasis for abortion care, but we can't be complacent about that. I don't think our legislature is poised to pass a ban should Roe be overturned. But things can always change.feedback

Carol Tobias - National Right to Life

Our state affiliates have been working to pass laws, but they run up against Roe. If Roe were overturned, it would allow us to fight in each state.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life... They'll be pro-life, they'll be – in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody's talking about the Second Amendment and they're trying to dice it up and change it, they're going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states.feedback

Randall K. O'Bannon - National Right to Life

What they did was make it more profitable. It will increase the pool of potential customers.feedback

Jennifer Gunter

The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make. I do not think the U.S. government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions.feedback

Jennifer Gunter

No doctor does abortions one or two or three days before term delivery. Ever.feedback

Marjorie Dannenfelser

For the first time Hillary Clinton was pressed to own up to the fact that there is not one circumstance in which she would protect the right to life of an unborn child.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you could take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother.feedback

Terry McAuliffe

This afternoon's vote signals a victory and the end of a protracted regulatory fight over the future of women's health in Virginia.feedback

Jaroslaw Kaczynski

We will strive to ensure that even in pregnancies which are very difficult, when a child is sure to die, or strongly deformed, women end up giving birth so that the child can be baptized, buried, and have a name.feedback

Cecile Richards

Yet another court has said it is unacceptable for politicians to dictate where women can go for their health care. This case is about the people who rely on us for basic care every day. We will not stand for these attacks on our patients' right to health care, and Planned Parenthood will fight for our patients at every turn.feedback

Amanda Brinkman

I thought it only made sense to use his own words to sell a product that would then benefit Planned Parenthood.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I strongly support Roe v. Wade. I will defend Roe v. Wade, I will defend a woman's right to make her own decision.feedback

Lauren J. Ralph

Our finding directly challenges the narrative that decision making on abortion is somehow exceptional compared to other health care decisions and requires additional protection, such as state laws that mandate waiting periods or targeted counseling, and whose stated purpose is to prevent women from making an unconsidered decision.feedback

Lauren J. Ralph

Laws aimed at preventing women from making an unconsidered decision about abortion - including mandatory waiting periods and information scripts, ultrasound review requirements, and parental involvement requirements - are common in the U.S.feedback

Lauren J. Ralph

Levels of certainty about the decision to have an abortion were comparable to, and often higher than, levels of certainty found in other studies of men and women making other health care decisions like whether to have a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis, undergo prenatal testing after infertility, or have reconstructive knee surgery.feedback

Louise Keogh

But it is fantastic to have confirmation of the fact that women are able to make the decision to end a pregnancy with a high level of certainty.feedback

Louise Keogh

I think they support the model we have in Victoria, Australia, where women are assumed to be capable of making the decision, and of accessing the support they need to do so.feedback

Lauren J. Ralph

These laws presuppose that most women are conflicted in their decision about abortion, and need additional time and information to make a decision.feedback

Katherine Keyes

We know the number one reason women report stopping hormonal contraceptives is mood disorders. It is really important to point out that depression remains one of the most untreated health problems, especially for women. A common complaint of women using hormonal contraception is that they feel irritable, they feel tired, they have weight gain. But that's not clinical depression.feedback

Gary Bauer

Hillary Clinton is committed to enacting policies that will erode religious liberty, promote abortion, make our country less safe, and leave our borders unprotected. ... Donald Trump will reverse these failed policies. I continue to support the Trump-Pence Ticket.feedback

Katherine Keyes

It lowers my confidence in my hypothesis, which is that hormonal contraception sort of regulates mood.feedback

Katherine Keyes

Women using hormonal contraception had a lower risk of depression.feedback

Pisek Lumpikanon

The difficulty with Zika is to determine microcephaly. It is usually found later in pregnancy.feedback

Pisek Lumpikanon

Legal medical abortions can be done up to 24 weeks. The reason is that at 24 weeks and after the baby already has a good chance of survival.feedback

Rafal Chwedoruk

For PiS, its relations with the Church hierarchy mean that it cannot agree to any easing of abortion restrictions. It will waver between the status quo and some tightening.feedback

Aleksander Smolar

PiS realises this is an important issue that could have meaningful impact on their government and how long it governs. They could lose the two sections of the electorate that helped them succeed.feedback

Marjorie Dannenfelser

Mike Pence was working to defund Planned Parenthood before it was cool.feedback

Witold Waszczykowski

The right to life, or as some insist, the right to an abortion, is an important moral challenge for our civilisation, our western civilisation. Let them have fun.feedback

Katherine Zappone

It's my hope that what we're doing today will ensure we get a referendum and the government moves as quickly as possible.feedback

Kathy Ostrowski - Kansans for Life

This is intended to undermine the state authority in Kansas – to undo tiering – and is intended to be a gift for Planned Parenthood.feedback