Shaheen Says Today’s Senate Passage of Family Planning Discrimination Bill “Could Leave Thousands of Granite State Women and Their Families With Fewer Healthcare Options”

**SHAHEEN: “This dangerous political attack on Planned Parenthood comes at the expense of millions of American women who depend on Planned Parenthood and Title X clinics for critical healthcare services”

March 30, 2017

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Republican-led Senate voted 51 to 50 – with Vice President Pence breaking the tie vote – to allow discrimination against Title X family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood. Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in opposition of the resolution earlier in the day.

“Today’s misguided action by Republicans in the Senate could leave thousands of Granite State women and their families with fewer healthcare options,” said Senator Shaheen. “This dangerous political attack on Planned Parenthood comes at the expense of millions of American women who depend on Planned Parenthood and Title X clinics for critical healthcare services such as pap tests, breast exams, birth control, and HIV testing. Women’s healthcare, including family planning services, are essential to our wellbeing, and today’s action by the majority of Senate Republicans will put that essential care out of reach for far too many women. I’ll continue to fight in the Senate on behalf of the 12,000 Granite State women who depend on Planned Parenthood for their healthcare and urge my colleagues to do the same.”