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Truth: Elizabeth Warren Says Republicans Nostalgic for a Time “When Women Died”

"I love the 1950s. So I decided to force women to live in them." (The GOP, probably.)

[Elizabeth Warren]

During her appearance on State of the Union yesterday, Senator and Perpetual Bad-ass Elizabeth Warren explained for the umpteenth time why she stands with Planned Parenthood.

Speaking to CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Warren explained the many different ways in which women—particularly women in rural areas or other places with limited access to healthcare—rely on Planned Parenthood:

One in every 5 women in America, sometime in her life, will get her healthcare from Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, what does it mostly do? 97% of what Planned Parenthood does is about cancer screenings, screenings for STDs, about birth control. Planned Parenthood is in – more than half of all the Planned Parenthood clinics are in places where there is limited access to healthcare. So for many people, for many women, is there only healthcare provider, sometimes their principle healthcare provider—And the Republicans say the first issue that we’ve got to discuss, the number one thing, everything else can go forward on the budget or we can cut, everything else, the first thing we’ve to do is defund Planned Parenthood. That means defunding healthcare for women.

Warren also addressed Republicans’ desire to deny access to abortions:

Even though not one federal dollar goes to pay for abortions through Planned Parenthood, the Republicans want to find one more way to make it harder, to make it impossible, for a woman who is facing one of the most difficult decisions of her life, they want to find a way to make it harder on her to get the healthcare she needs.

[…] When I talk about 1955, I’m talking about a world when women died. I’m talking about a world when women committed suicide rather than go forward with a pregnancy they could not handle. And what the Republicans are saying is that they want to go back. And I want to make sure we are not going back. Not now, not ever.

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