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October 14, 2021

Rep. David Trone Hosts Conversation on Reproductive Freedom with CEO of Planned Parenthood Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2021 

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Rep. David Trone Hosts Conversation on Reproductive Freedom with CEO of Planned Parenthood Maryland 

Rep. David Trone (MD-06) with CEO of Planned Parenthood Maryland, Karen J. Nelson. You can watch the recorded conversation here

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released a recorded conversation with the CEO of Planned Parenthood Maryland, Karen J. Nelson. During their conversation, the two discussed the Women’s Health Protection Act, misconceptions about Planned Parenthood and its services, Texas’ new abortion law, and the impact COVID-19 has had on gaining access to preventive services.

“I firmly believe that no Member of Congress should interfere with a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body,” said Congressman David Trone. “The decision to end a pregnancy is often the most difficult choice a woman or family could ever make. That’s why protecting the rights and choices of women, and all Americans, is incredibly important to me.”

“It is important that we do protect abortion access right now,” said Karen J. Nelson. “Using the word abortion, talking about abortion, and normalizing it because, guess what, abortion is normal. Abortion should be destigmatized.” 

In the wake of Texas’ new restrictive abortion law, Congress has taken action to protect a woman’s right to choose. Trone and fellow House Democrats passed the Women’s Health Protection Act last month. The bill would enshrine the protection of Roe v. Wade into law, preventing the Supreme Court from overturning the decades-old abortion ruling. 

You can watch the discussion here.

For resources, visit plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-maryland.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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