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Senate Proceeding on Apr 13th, 2011 :: 4:07:40 to 4:11:04
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Max Baucus

4:07:36 to 4:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: thousands of people in my state on important exams such as breast examination and helping

Maria Cantwell

4:07:40 to 4:11:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell

4:07:42 to 4:08:03( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: to permit -- permit -- prevent infections and various things. and just a few weeks ago i talked about one of our constituents, a 22-year-old woman from seattle who was diagnosed with an abnormal growth on herrer her cervics at planned

Maria Cantwell

4:08:04 to 4:08:24( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: parenthood and was able to get treatment. without planned parenthood she would not have been able to get that kind of treatment and her health would have been in major danger in the future. i tell her story to emphasize the importance of planned parenthood on prevention and that they -- there are centers of prevention for many, many women who have no other access to health care.

Maria Cantwell

4:08:25 to 4:08:46( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: so we cannot jeopardize the access to that preventive health care at a time when it is so important for us to reduce long-term costs. in fact, even in the investment area every dollar invested in family planning and publicly funded family planning clinics

Maria Cantwell

4:08:47 to 4:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: saves about $4.02 in medicaid related costs alone. so prevention of health care is good for us in saving dollars and it's certainly good for our individual constituents who have a lack of access to health care. that's why i'm so disappointed and the situation that we're having now where our colleagues

Maria Cantwell

4:09:08 to 4:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: are saying to us, you can get a budget deal, but you have to defund women's health care access to do so. the avoidance of a government shutdown has also brought on, i think, a challenge on the backs of women in the district of columbia because it included a provision denying d.c. leaders

Maria Cantwell

4:09:30 to 4:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: the option of using locally raised funds to provide services to low-income women. for those who argue against big government this is a contradiction because this is a real imposition on the ability of elected initials the district of columbia to decide what to do with their locally raised funds. i know because i'm in the hart building, what the mayor and

Maria Cantwell

4:09:51 to 4:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: others on the council had to say about this. this is an imposition on the health services of low-income women in the district of columbia and certainly has gone almost unnoticed in the 11th hour. and i think sets a precedent for a dangerous slippery slope with what we are telling local governments to do. but, mr. president, it is time

Maria Cantwell

4:10:14 to 4:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: for us to focus on our budget, living within our means, and getting back to work, but certainly not to try to do all of that on the backs of women. and it is not time to shut down access to women's health care. republicans in the house have decide to wage war and to say women should be a bargaing chip. well, i think the american

Maria Cantwell

4:10:36 to 4:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: people have sent us a clear message. they want us to get back to work and they support planned parenthood and the efforts of planned parenthood on preventive health care and health care delivery services. a recent cnn poll showed that 65% of americans polled support continued funding of planned parenthood. and i know my colleagues on the

Maria Cantwell

4:10:57 to 4:11:05( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: other side of the aisle would like to say that these funds are used and helped in funding

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