Friday, September 11, 2015

Senator Durbin Respond To My Letter Re: Planned Parenthood

September 11, 2015

Mr. William Rosen
Lombard, IL 60148-1176

Dear Mr. Rosen:

Thank you for contacting me about funding for Planned Parenthood.  I appreciate hearing from you. 
Several law makers have vowed to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a video campaign that reportedly portrays the organization's participation in fetal tissue donation programs. 
The effort to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving any federal funds would jeopardize women's access to safe, affordable reproductive health care.  Planned Parenthood clinics offer a broad range of essential health services including contraception and related counseling, breast and cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing and counseling, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  
I will work to protect women's access to reproductive health care and family planning services should the Senate consider defunding Planned Parenthood. 
Thanks again for contacting me.  Please feel free to keep in touch.  
Dick Durbin, Senator