from Governor Tom Wolf, Jun 10, 2018
All women deserve access to comprehensive health care and the best medical advice available from their doctors — without needing a permission slip from Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
But the Trump administration has proposed a new policy that would cut off access to care for millions of women and would demand that doctors and clinics that receive federal funding withhold information about health care options. And if clinics like Planned Parenthood choose to put their patients first and refuse to follow the new guidance, they could be defunded.
This misguided policy is a backdoor plan to defund Planned Parenthood and will put the health of women in jeopardy. That’s why I’ll do everything in my power to stop it.
I recently joined 13 governors across the country in asking Alex Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to reject this new policy that will harm women. Now I’m asking you to join me in taking action.
Tell HHS Secretary Alex Azar: “Don’t defund Planned Parenthood.” Sign your name now.
As Pennsylvania’s governor, I’ve stood with women and with Planned Parenthood and even served as a Planned Parenthood clinic escort before I was elected because I believe we must protect women’s rights to make their own medical decisions.
But President Trump, on the other hand, is playing politics with women’s health.
I’m ready to fight Donald Trump and his backwards agenda with everything I have. But I need you with me.
Join me in sending a message: We can not defund Planned Parenthood.
Thanks for standing with me,