Recently, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines stated that he would vote towards any health care repeal invoice that doesn’t defund Planned Parenthood. This quantities to an assault on the health of women throughout Montana and can be catastrophic to our capability to boost households and reside wholesome lives.

Planned Parenthood performs an necessary position within the health care security internet of Montana. Nearly 15,000 Montanans depend on Planned Parenthood for preventive care comparable to contraception and most cancers screenings; the care that forestalls unintended pregnancies and abortions.

Does Daines perceive that every of Planned Parenthood’s 5 Montana health facilities are situated in medically underserved communities? If Daines had his means, these sufferers would have nowhere else to go for reasonably priced, high quality care. If Daines votes to dam women from accessing care at Planned Parenthood, he’s voting towards Montana women and households.

Rather than attacking the livelihoods of women and making an attempt to limit their private health selections, Daines ought to persist with what he was elected to do: characterize the pursuits of Montanans. And the final time I checked, this state overwhelming supports Planned Parenthood and protecting the federal government out of our private health selections.