by Max Brantley
"In Arkansas, we will not take a back seat in this election– there’s too much at stake. It’s clear that reproductive health and rights are on the ballot in 2016. Every single Republican has pledged to block patients from accessing essential care at Planned Parenthood, to ban abortion, and roll back insurance coverage for birth control. In Arkansas, 3,348 people relied on Planned Parenthood last year for essential, life-saving care. In this election, the health care for millions – particularly young women and men, communities of color, low-income women, and the LGBT community, all of whom are hit the hardest by these recent attacks on reproductive health care – is at stake.
We don’t just need someone who can defend against these relentless attacks – we need a champion who can continue to move the needle forward. Secretary Clinton has been a steadfast champion her whole career – fighting to not only protect but also expand access to reproductive health care across the country and the world. As her decades-long legislative and advocacy record shows, she has made access to health care a driving issue throughout her political career. There is no greater champion."
.... Millions of Americans – including 3,348 people in Arkansas – rely on Planned Parenthood for essential reproductive health care, millions of women access birth control through their health insurance, and nearly one-third of women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Every single Republican candidate has pledged to eliminate all three.