As we draw nearer and nearer to a government shutdown, Republicans are making it quite clear that the only thing stopping them from striking a deal with President Obama and Congressional Democrats is Planned Parenthood, which they say they are fighting because Planned Parenthood provides abortion services.
In fact, they are making it seem as though Planned Parenthood is exclusively an abortion clinic, like that is all they do. Well look at this graph and tell me if you think Planned Parenthood exclusively provides abortion services:
The GOP assault on Planned Parenthood, then, is an assault on women; it is an assault on a woman's right to her health and well-being. This has nothing to do with abortion; don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
The women of the Senate Democrat caucus are standing up for women everywhere. In a press conference today, these senators spoke out against Republicans' attacks on Planned Parenthood and on women, and against the lies that are fueling these attacks. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's (D-Md.) tour de force at the end of the video is particularly powerful. Check it out below:
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