Boxer: GOP Wants To Take Us Back to the Days When Abortion ‘Illegal & Women Died’

‘We are not going back’

MITCHELL: “Joining me now is the California Senator Barbara Boxer. Senator, thank you very much for being with us.”

BOXER: “Thank you.”

MITCHELL: “There are so many issues to unpack here, but first of all, the big question that they've been asking, in part, is that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. Could you help us better understand the fact that breast exams and then referrals to other clinics that then do mammograms when needed, is the protocol right now?”

BOXER: “Of course. Let me just say this, when I go to my OB/GYN for my yearly checkup, they will do a breasts exam, and then they will suggest, if it is required, that I go and have a mammogram and they give me a prescription for a mammogram. This is the way we do it in America. Andréa, this is a witch hunt. This is a witch hunt against an organization that is very popular in this country, that helps almost 3 million women and men that saves lives. And it's a witch hunt because the people who were conducting it want to make abortion illegal. Even though Planned Parenthood does not use one cent of federal money for that, that's what this is about. I tell you, I’m going to call it what it is, I lived through the days, I think you did, when abortion was illegal, and women died. We are not going back. The Republican Party will lead us back, and we can't follow them.”

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