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Statement from Dr. Willie Parker on Zika funding vote in Congress

Physicians for Reproductive Health Board Chair Dr. Willie Parker issued the following statement in response to Congress’s vote to approve funding to combat Zika:

“We are pleased that Congress has put aside political games and finally provided this urgently needed funding to combat the Zika crisis. However, our work to protect those most at risk is just beginning. Those already living with Zika and those most vulnerable, including the patients I see across the South, deserve compassion and access to the care they need without shame or stigma. It is vital that our lawmakers continue to provide the resources necessary for women and families to obtain the highest quality health care and make the decisions that are best for their circumstances.”