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Planned Parenthood: New bill is ‘worst ObamaCare repeal proposal yet’

Planned Parenthood on Monday issued a scathing attack on the latest ObamaCare repeal bill.

The group called the legislation led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) “the worst ObamaCare repeal proposal yet.”

According to the organization, the proposal includes a provision that would block millions of people from going to Planned Parenthood for preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

“Policy on women’s health care should not be written by a small group of male politicians behind closed doors,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

{mosads}“With this latest version of Trumpcare, Americans will pay more and get less, but women will pay the biggest price of all.”

Two of the key votes that doomed the previous ObamaCare repeal bill — Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — are supporters of Planned Parenthood.

Collins has said she has concerns about the new bill and is expected to vote no again. Murkowski hasn’t yet weighed in.

Republicans are running out of time to pass a repeal of ObamaCare. The deadline for using a special budgetary procedure is Sept. 30.

At the end of the month, Republicans will not be able to use rules known as “budget reconciliation” to bypass a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.

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