Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, sent out a fundraising email on Monday condemning congressional efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs to biotech companies.
Gillibrand writes that the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood "makes my head explode."
"I’m confident that if we had more women leading in Washington, we would not still be dealing with the right wing’s efforts to trample women’s health care," she says. The fundraising email concludes by urging supporters: "Please, click here to give every dollar you can right now."
Here's the full email:
From: Kirsten Gillibrand <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: July 27, 2015 at 11:53:44 AM EDT To: [NAME REMOVED] Subject: Defund Planned Parenthood?! Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> [NAME REMOVED] – Right now, Republicans in Washington are pushing legislation allowing employers to fire single women for getting pregnant – AND they're leading an “investigation” to undercut Planned Parenthood. This makes my head explode. I’m confident that if we had more women leading in Washington, we would not still be dealing with the right wing’s efforts to trample women’s health care. So with Tammy Duckworth, Donna Edwards and Kamala Harris all running historic races to take back our Democratic Senate, I’m telling you we need to do everything we can to help these women win. They’re already top targets for national Republican attacks, and they are counting on us to rush them the resources – $12,000 by midnighttomorrow – they need to fight back and win. Please, click here to give every dollar you can right now. Thank you for stepping up when it matters most. Kirsten