Congresswoman Lowey Speaks in Defense of Planned Parenthood

Congresswoman Nita Lowey held a press conference on Sunday, where she defended funding for Planned Parenthood. The federal budget is due on September 30, and Lowey took the opportunity to rally with residents against some officials in federal government’s attempt to shut down the organization, which according to a press release from Lowey’s office, serves nearly 2.7 million Americans a year on everything from breast exams to unintended pregnancies. Lowey stated, “It is disappointing, but not surprising that Republicans in Congress would risk a damaging government shutdown rather than support safe, high quality women’s health care services.” Joined by local Legislators in White Plains on Sunday Lowey spoke to residents and officials about her stance in support of funding for the controversial organization, who was accused of selling fetal tissue from past abortions in a video earlier this year. Officials with Planned Parenthood have stated that the claims are untrue and many supporters believe the services are too valuable to women, men, and children to be defunded. At the White Plains Planned Parenthood where the conference was held supporters of the pro-life stance protested the organization, a few stating that the videos only prove further that federal money should be spent elsewhere. Lower close the press conference by stating, “I will continue working as ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee to defeat these deeply misguided, ideologically- driven stunts, and return to responsibly investing in hardworking American’s futures.”

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