FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “For more than three years, politicians in Washington have imposed harmful policies to deny people around the world access to reproductive health care and to undermine reproductive freedom. Sadly, Joni Ernst has helped lead the charge for these policies. Theresa Greenfield will fight to end them, and we encourage Iowans to send her to the U.S. Senate.”
The policies being promoted by the current administration are undermining reproductive health and freedom around the world. The Global Gag Rule is shuttering health clinics and cutting off access to care. The refusal to release aid to the United Nations Population Fund denies crucial maternal and reproductive health care to people in desperate circumstances. The ongoing attacks on Planned Parenthood threaten to deny millions of Americans the health care they need. The continued effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act could strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions and others struggling to pay for care.
“Politicians have no place getting in between women and their doctors,” said businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield. “In the U.S. Senate, I will fight to protect reproductive health care, not restrict it. I’m proud to have the support of Population Connection Action Fund and look forward to working with them in the fight for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere.”
Dixon added, “We’ve seen what happens to public health when ideology replaces evidence. Theresa Greenfield has the experience and the commitment to others that we so desperately need in Washington. She will fight for the dignity and autonomy of vulnerable people everywhere, and we are proud to stand with her in her campaign for the U.S. Senate.”
Population Connection Action Fund is America’s leading grassroots organization fighting for policies to expand access to reproductive health services to people around the world. Learn more at www.popconnectaction.org