Pelosi Statement on Republicans’ Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after it was announced House Republicans will seek to create another radical select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood:

“The Speaker’s resignation has not yet broken Republicans’ fevered obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women’s health.  House Republicans are planning yet another taxpayer-funded Select Committee to burn more of the millions of taxpayer dollars they’ve already spent playing politics – this time with the goal of taking lifesaving preventative care away from millions of American women.

“Planned Parenthood provides a lifeline to millions of women every year, who often cannot afford cancer screenings or well women care anywhere else.  One in five American women has relied on a Planned Parenthood health care center in her lifetime, and an independent forensic investigation has demonstrated the videos were manipulated to smear Planned Parenthood.  Clearly, there must be a thorough investigation of the blatant wrongdoing of the group that clandestinely filmed and selectively edited these videos, likely in violation of numerous state and federal laws.

“Make no mistake: House Republicans have renewed their war on women’s health.  With this Committee, Republicans are trying to make it easier to shut down the government and harder for millions of women to access the lifesaving health care they need.  Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health.”

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