Monday, February 28, 2011
More Than 5,000 People Rally to Support Planned Parenthood in NYC
New York Daily News: Lawmakers join protestors rallying against proposed budget cuts to Planned Parenthood, by Keldy Ortiz & Kathleen Lucadamo:
New York lawmakers joined more than 5,000 pro-choice supporters Saturday at a protest against federal budget cuts to Planned Parenthood.
"The attack on planned parenting is an attack on women everywhere. The attempt to defund Planned Parenthood is an attempt to take away women's access to health care in neighborhoods across the country," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at the lower Manhattan rally.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted the amendment that cuts the funding, which Congress passed last week, is "dead on arrival" when it lands in the Democrat-controlled Senate and would turn "the clock back 50, 100 years in terms of women's rights and women's health.". . .