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July 7, 2014

Supreme Court ruling highlights political disparity



Melaney Linton, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. — which provides family planning services for women in Texas and Louisiana — issued a statement, Monday, condemning the Supreme Court ruling.

“It’s unbelievable that in 2014, we’re still fighting about whether women should have access to birth control,” she said. “To the majority of Americans, birth control is not a controversial issue. Birth control is basic health care — and it’s only a ‘social issue’ if you’ve never had to pay for it.

“We hope most businesses will do the right thing and let women make their own health care decisions. We urge Congress to act and protect women’s access to birth control, regardless of the personal views of their employer.”


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