FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 1, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Katie Porter in the race for Congress in California’s 45th District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Katie has spent her career standing up for people against the powerful. She’s exactly the kind of person we need in Congress today where she can continue to fight against policies that exacerbate inequality and undermine opportunity. She recognizes that autonomy is necessary for real opportunity”
The Republican majority in Congress has 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.
Porter says, “My opponent Mimi Walters wants to take away our fundamental and most intimate freedoms like the decision about when and whether to start our families. That’s why I will stand up to the Trump administration and fight any efforts to restrict women’s access to birth control or eliminate a woman’s right to choose.”
Dixon added, “For too long, Congress and the White House have imposed policies that interfere in health care decisions of people in other countries. These policies are causing more unintended pregnancies, more unsafe abortions and more maternal deaths. It’s shameful. Katie Porter will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.”