Congressional candidate Curry supports Planned Parenthood funding | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Congressional candidate Curry supports Planned Parenthood funding

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 11:01 AM

click to enlarge DIANNE CURRY
Dianne Curry, an announced Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress, a seat now held by Republican Rep. French Hill, has criticized Hill for his vote to stop federal Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood clinics.

She said Hill should stop "playing politics" with the funding issue. Her release:

"Under H.R. 3945, states would be allowed to deny Medicaid reimbursements for non-abortion related care. Planned Parenthood provides nearly 3,000 cancer screenings to women every day. This includes Arkansans who are mothers, sisters and daughters. My opponent, French Hill, voted to put Arkansas women at risk. These games that the politicians play in Washington, D.C. is why Americans are tired. We need to remember what that foundation of this country is .... it's not We The Politicians but WE THE PEOPLE. As a member of Congress, I am never going to put Arkansans at risk either financially or with their health," said Curry.

Curry said the services Planned Parenthood provide are key to a healthier Arkansas.

"I have had young Arkansas women tell me that thanks to Planned Parenthood they were able to get mammograms and other life-saving services that made them healthier members of the work force and society. The cold, hard fact is that a vote to defund Planned Parenthood is a vote to limit women’s access to cancer screenings, contraceptives, and all the other important services Planned Parenthood provides. These baseless attacks that House Republicans made on Planned Parenthood is the same script they used to smear and attack ACORN which started here in Arkansas. Americans deserve better than these games that Republican politicians play. For many women, Planned Parenthood is their preferred medical provider. One in five American women will go to Planned Parenthood for services at some point in their lives. Defunding Planned Parenthood and reducing the number of providers available for will reduce women’s access to care, pure and simple. To put it another way, the demand for care would still exist, but there would be fewer providers to provide care. And for many women, Planned Parenthood may be the only provider where they can seek medical help. Republican politicians are trying to eliminate their access to Planned Parenthood health centers. That is just wrong and one of the many reasons I am running for Congress. As a member of Congress, I will always fight to make sure women's access to critical health care needs are protected," said Curry

Tags: , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Now, the main event

    I write Tuesday morning, before polls close on primary and judicial election contests.
    • May 24, 2018
  • Police identify remains as those of Ebby Steppach

    KARK/Fox 16 reports that Little Rock police have identified skeletal remains found Tuesday in a west Little Rock park as those of Ebby Steppach, the 17-year-old who's been missing since her car was found in that park abandoned in 2015.
    • May 23, 2018
  • UAMS presents balanced budget

    UAMS, pressed by financial problems for several years, told the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees today that it had a $1.5 billion operating budget that doesn't call for deficit spending.
    • May 23, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation