Statement from Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus Chair Rep. Winnie Brinks, on an amendment to the state budget that would eliminate family planning funding:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

“This afternoon, just minutes before the House budget was presented for a vote on the House floor, an amendment was introduced to block funding for family planning. This was a tradeoff to appease a handful of ultraconservative representatives in order to secure their votes on the budget. Cutting this funding is an unacceptable affront to women’s ability to decide if, when and under what circumstances to have a family.”