WASHINGTON -- In response to increasing attacks on Planned Parenthood and efforts to de-fund the organization, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:
"We stand united with our allies at Planned Parenthood, champions of quality healthcare and a cornerstone of vital services to millions of Americans for decades. One in five women will rely on Planned Parenthood for health care in her lifetime.
"The outrageous attacks on Planned Parenthood are nothing more than extremists' attempts to advance their political agenda with complete disregard for the potential impacts on the health and well-being of the 2.7 million women, men and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic preventive care.
"Efforts in Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood by anti-women, anti-choice extremists must be stopped. It's time for the leadership of both political parties in Congress to stand with women and against these vicious attacks on Planned Parenthood."