Initially the press conference was to denounce the Komen Foundation’s plans to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding. But when the foundation backed off after days of public criticism, Senator Murray revised her message. She stood outside the Seattle Planned Parenthood office, and thanked supporters for voicing their outcry.
Murray: “But I want everybody to know our fight for women’s health care does not end here or today. There are many who continue to put partisan politics ahead of women’s health and we’ve got to continue to make sure we’ve got the grassroots support and energy, and fight to make sure this never happens again.”
Murray says in Washington State, more than 31,000 patients depend on Planned Parenthood for breast exams. Planned Parenthood says it has had a long and successful partnership with the Komen Foundation, and looks forward to continuing its relationship.