Cory Booker Calls Planned Parenthood Closings in Ohio an “Existential Threat in America”

During Tuesday night’s 6th Democratic party debate, Cory Booker pointed out that two planned parenthood clinics have closed in Ohio, where the debate was taking place.

Booker called these closings an “existential threat in America.”


Per TheHill, Planned Parenthood announced in September that two of its clinics in Ohio would close after losing state and federal funding.

The organization blamed the closures on politicians who moved to “defund” Planned Parenthood for performing abortions. Neither of the two clinics performed the procedure, Planned Parenthood said.

“Cincinnati is the last place politicians should be forcing health centers to close,” said Kersha Deibel, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region.

Breitbart reports during Tuesday’s CNN-New York Times Democratic debate, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said women should control their own bodies because they were ”people.”

Booker also called Planned Parenthoods closing in Ohio an “existential threat in America.”

Booker said, “I’m having deja vu all over again. We have another health care debate and we’re not talking about the clear and existential threat in America that we are in a state that has had two Planned Parenthoods closed. We are seeing all over this country women’s reproductive rights under attack. God bless Kamala. Women should not be the only ones taking up this cause and this fight .”

He added, “It’s not just because women are our daughters and our friends and our wives. It’s because women are people. People deserve to control their own bodies.”

Senator Cory Booker was asked about protecting reproductive rights in America at the fourth Democratic Debate in Ohio hosted by CNN and the New York Times. Cory Booker made it clear tonight that women have a fundamental right to make their own health care decisions. In May, Cory outlined the steps he would take beginning on his first day as president to protect reproductive rights. Among them, he would create a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom charged with coordinating and affirmatively advancing abortion rights and access to reproductive health care.

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