Planned Parenthood Action Fund on Jeb Bush Suspending His 2016 Presidential Campaign

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 02.20.16

Washington, DC --- Tonight, Jeb Bush announced that he was suspending his 2016 presidential campaign. Planned Parenthood Action Fund released the following statement:

Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

"The more the American people found out about Jeb Bush's record, the less they supported him. In Florida Jeb slashed funding for family planning, sex education and even teen self-esteem programs; signed six anti- abortion laws, and passed a law in 2001 that forced single mothers --- including minors and rape victims --- to advertise their sexual history in the newspaper. Thanks to him, Florida is tied for last in the nation when it comes to women’s health --- with too many women struggling to access health care providers or essential services. At the end of the day, American voters have no appetite for attacks against women's health and rights."

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.