Press release from Planned Parenthood Northern California:
FIELDBROOK, CA: Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund lit up a majestic redwood tree in bright pink as Planned Parenthood patients and supporters rallied to “Pink the Night Out” acrossthe nation Wednesday evening.
Planned Parenthood supporters across the country are demanding that leaders in Congress protect access to life-saving health care and oppose Trumpcare.
“We’re not going to sit silently in Northern California while Congress and other DC politicians negotiate away access to health care,” said Gilda Gonzales, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund. “The United States Senate is working in secret, refusing to hold any hearings or listen to health care experts who say their legislation will be devastating to millions, including patients who need us in cities and rural areas, from San Francisco to Humboldt County.”
The Senate vote is expected to take place before the July 4 recess.
Trumpcare would block people from going to Planned Parenthood for preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment; as well as gut maternity care, roll back Medicaid coverage, increase costs for millions, and allow insurance companies to discriminate against women and charge exorbitant prices.