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Congressman Greg Walden Votes to Cut Thousands Off from Reproductive Health Care

Congressman Greg Walden Votes to Cut Thousands Off from Reproductive Health Care

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden yesterday cast his vote in favor of an extreme, anti-women's health agenda that would restrict care for more than 72,000 Oregon men, women and young people, including HIV and STD tests, breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control and basic reproductive care. Since 2014, Congressman Walden has voted against the preferences and needs of a majority of Oregon voters, and as a result he is ranked at the bottom of Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Congressional Scorecard, with a 0% score on women's health issues.

Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said: "Congressman Walden sent a message loud and clear to thousands of women, men and young people in his district: attacking reproductive care is his top priority. In his first vote of the year, Greg Walden voted to roll back care for millions of patients in this country who rely on high-quality, compassionate care at Planned Parenthood's health centers. We need our elected officials to put the health and well being of their constituents first, not sideline good policy for the sake of politics."

In Oregon, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon provide essential, preventive reproductive health care to more than 72,000 patients annually, including birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, and well-woman exams. More than half of the health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas, meaning that without Planned Parenthood, many patients would literally have nowhere else to turn.

Posted on January 7, 2016 in News.
 
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