Sen. Murray On Komen Decision: ‘A Huge Win For Women’

Sen. Patty Murray celebrated the Komen Foundation’s decision to reverse course and restore Planned Parenthood funding, calling the move “a huge win for women in communities across the country who will now be able to get the breast cancer screenings they count on through Planned Parenthood.” Here’s Murray’s full statement:

“This is a huge win for women in communities across the country who will now be able to get the breast cancer screenings they count on through Planned Parenthood. And this is a major victory for the men and women across America who made their voices heard over the last few days to express their shock and dismay at Komen’s initial decision.

 Politics should never come between women and their health care, and I am very glad that Komen did the right thing and reversed their misguided and deeply damaging decision. “Our fight for women’s health does not end here. There are still many who will continue to put partisan politics ahead of women’s health, and we need to make sure that the grassroots support and energy that successfully came together to right this wrong stands ready to be there for women the next time we’re needed.” 

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