Quote of the Day

[Content Note: War on agency.]

[Quoted bit runs from 55:32 to 57:10 in the above video.]

"I want you to know where I stand. First of all, I will always defend Planned Parenthood. And I will say, consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported, and appreciated, not undermined, misrepresented, and demonized. I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle but in practice. Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all. Not when patients and providers have to endure harassment and intimidation just to walk into a health center. Not when making an appointment means taking time off from work, finding childcare, and driving halfway across your state. Not when providers are required by state law to recite misleading information to women in order to shame and scare them. And not as long as we have laws on the book like the Hyde Amendment making it harder for low-income women to exercise their full rights."—Hillary Clinton, in her speech accepting Planned Parenthood's endorsement.

ETA. Via Aphra, here is Planned Parenthood's statement on why they chose to endorse Clinton. It's not because Sanders isn't good on reproductive rights; to the contrary, he is! It's just that Clinton is even better.

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