We just got this great statement in from our Senator!
STATEMENT ON THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD FACILITY IN AURORA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement on Planned Parenthood's decision to open a new facility in Aurora, Illinois:
"I fully support Planned Parenthood's desire to open a new facility in Aurora. Planned Parenthood will provide a valuable and necessary service to the Aurora community, which has seen an increase in the uninsured population, as well as an increase in sexually transmitted disease rates. The proposed center will serve the growing population in a part of the state where access to a full range of reproductive health care services is lacking. Every day the health center is not open, more women go without critical services such as pap tests, contraceptive care, cancer screening, and breast exams."
"I hope the investigation by city officials into the permit process can be concluded as quickly and fairly as possible, so that this important facility can begin its operations."