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Washington DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement on Planned Parenthood:

“The individuals on the tapes should be held accountable for the callous and insensitive way these issues were discussed. If any individuals involved in fetal tissue donation at Planned Parenthood are determined to have violated the law, then they should be prosecuted. According to Planned Parenthood none of its facilities in Pennsylvania are engaged in fetal tissue donation, and I hope other chapters across the nation would discontinue the practice. I will continue to support Title X funding for family planning and contraception, including funds that go to Planned Parenthood, because these programs reduce unintended pregnancies and, as a result, reduce the number of abortions. The Hyde amendment, which I support, prohibits any organization from using federal dollars to pay for abortions. Planned Parenthood facilities provide other services, like cervical and breast cancer screenings and primary healthcare, to millions of low-income women and it’s those services that would be curtailed by cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.”