FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “DD Adams has spent her career bringing people together to solve problems and build a stronger community. Congress needs people like DD Adams.”
The Trump/Pence administration and the Republican majority in Congress have pursued policies that make life harder and more dangerous for vulnerable people everywhere. The Global Gag Rule is shuttering health clinics in the poorest parts of the world and forcing doctors to deny care to some in order to provide it to others. The refusal to release aid to the United Nations Population Fund is denying crucial maternal and reproductive health care to people in desperate circumstances. The ongoing efforts to undermine affordable health coverage and the attacks on Planned Parenthood threaten to deny millions of Americans the health care they need.
Adams says, “All across the country, women’s healthcare is under attack. Policies limiting women’s voices in their care, undermining women’s abilities to make sound decisions, and intimidating women to keep them from getting the services they need must end now. I am committed to being a representative who will stand in the gap and make real progress when it comes to women’s rights and health. Whether it’s here at home or across the world, women deserve better.”
Dixon added, “It’s time for Congress to stand up for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. DD Adams has made clear that she will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.