HOW PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND VIEWS THE 2018 ELECTIONS

It's hard to overstate just how monumental the upcoming election for protecting our rights for decades to come. 

Here's what's at stake:

  • Mike Pence has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his anti-abortion allies control Congress in 2018 — even though they've already tried and failed to do this three times before. Unless we can elect representatives who will protect our health care, millions of people will have their life-saving health care coverage taken away from them.

  • As Roe v. Wade and our constitutional right to abortion hangs in the balance, we need to elect governors who will protect our right to make decisions about our own bodies rather than pass restrictive anti-abortion laws.

  • The Trump administration's unrelenting attacks on Planned Parenthood mean we need to elect majorities in state legislatures who will preserve programs like comprehensive sex education, ensure Medicaid patients can go to Planned Parenthood health centers, and expand access to birth control.

Susan Meltsner