WASHINGTON — 75 technology companies recently joined an open letter to the leaders of Congress in support of the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood out of their concern that the organization could be defunded.
The correspondence, addressed to majority and minority leaders Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, asserts that Planned Parenthood is a vital health care provider for women.
“As business leaders committed to connecting people with the information and services they need to thrive, we urge Congress not to pursue any legislation that blocks women from accessing critical preventive care—including well-woman exams, birth control, and cancer screenings—at Planned Parenthood health centers,” it reads.
The letter also claims that the organization is responsible for the recent reported decline in teen pregnancy.
“We are committed to supporting their ability to build on this important work and, above all, we are connected to Planned Parenthood’s mission which so closely resembles what we stand for as leaders in technology: creating opportunity for everyone to chart their own path in life and pursue their own ingenuity—without barriers or fear,” it states.