FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 3, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0800
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR BAKER'S REVERSAL ON WOMEN'S HEALTH FUNDING
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Governor Baker's pledge to support state funding for Planned Parenthood if the organization sees its federal funding slashed:
“Just because the Governor finally took a stand in support of women's health in Massachusetts doesn't excuse the fact that he already cut over $180,000 from family planning services in December," said Emily Fitzmaurice, Director of Communications.
“Tomorrow, residents from all over the state will meet on Boston Common to rally in support of Planned Parenthood and the vital healthcare they provide to women and men throughout Massachusetts," continued Fitzmaurice. "Clearly, the Governor reversed his stance today because his operatives know he cannot afford another 'Where's Charlie?' moment after he missed the historic Women's March in January. The grassroots activism we are seeing across the state is making a difference."