Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2012  
Contact:
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on Susan G. Komen for the Cure Announcement on Continuing Planned Parenthood Breast Cancer Screenings  


Washington, D.C.
– U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today issued the following statement on the announcement by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast cancer charity, that it will reverse its earlier decision to stop funding breast cancer screening grants through Planned Parenthood:

“It’s a great day when our deeply held belief that breast cancer can only be wiped out if we all work together has triumphed over right-wing politics. 

“I hope the American people understand that there are still many fights ahead over ensuring that women continue to have access to the full range of health care they need and deserve, including birth control.” 

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