Foster Opposes Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 3134, Republican legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. Foster releases the following statement:
“I am disappointed that instead of tackling the many important issues we face, House Republicans are continuing to focus on their divisive, partisan agenda. Not only are they bringing our government to the brink of another shutdown, but they are putting women’s health care on the line.
“Planned Parenthood provides essential health services for millions of women. In 2013, they provided 900,000 cancer screenings to women throughout the country. We need to increase access to the essential medical services they provide, not restrict it.
“It’s time to stop these partisan attacks and get back to the business of governing.”