Cecile Richards: We Should Be Increasing Access to Health Care Not Reducing It

‘It actually takes away access to health care, when, in fact, we should be increasing it’

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RICHARDS: "I think one of the reasons that Lisa is such a -- or Senator Murkowski is such an -- such an advocate is because we provide health care to thousands of women in Alaska. And she and I have spoken many times. She said, you know, if -- if you are in Juneau or in another small town in Alaska, Planned Parenthood may be the only place open to get family planning services, to get your breast cancer screening, your cervical cancer screenings. And I just feel like we can — I mean, I think what you’re hearing, why women are so upset about this bill."
FORD Jr.: "Right."
RICHARDS: "It actually takes away access to health care, when, in fact, we should be increasing it. And I think women just feel like, boy, if members of Congress can choose where they’d go to for health care, why shouldn’t women in America be able to choose Planned Parenthood?"

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