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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Congressman Hoyer's Re-Election

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2022
Contact: Maya Valentine, (301) 464-5710

BOWIE, MD - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood Action Fund fights to protect the rights of women to make their own health care decisions and has been a key player in mobilizing Americans following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe v. Wade.

"Planned Parenthood has stood up for the reproductive rights of women for decades, and I am proud to have received their endorsement for my re-election campaign," said Congressman Hoyer. "I am outraged by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, stripping away the right to safe abortion access and striking down nearly five decades of precedent. This decision is not only a horrific assault on women's rights but has also emboldened Republican lawmakers across the country to further restrict and criminalize abortion access for women and health care providers. This will be disastrous for every woman, but specifically for women of color who already suffer from inadequate health care access and treatment.

"Maryland deserves leadership that will take bold action in Congress to protect women and strengthen care for all. That is what I intend to continue doing as Representative for Maryland's Fifth District. I was proud to bring the Women's Health Protection Act to the Floor that would codify Roe v. Wade into law. This bill will restore the protections offered under Roe v. Wade and safeguard against harsh Republican policies that penalize women but reward civilian vigilantes who report individuals seeking abortions and providers who administer them. More must be done if we are to come out of this dark chapter in American history, and I am determined to ensure House Democrats do everything we can to create an America that strengthens - not limits - the autonomy of every American to decide what to do with their own bodies," continued Congressman Hoyer.