Eliot Engel and “Jane Roe”, Attorney in Roe v. Wade at at Tarrytown Planned Parenthood Event

Oct 23, 2012
Talk of the Sound

TARRYTOWN, NY -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) met with Sarah Weddington, the attorney who defended “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The two met at a Planned Parenthood event today in Tarrytown. Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommitee on Health, fought against House Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in the GOP’s Paul Ryan budget plan. More than 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood health centers do is preventive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings, breast exams, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment. Last year, Planned Parenthood health centers provided care for nearly three million patients and nearly 5 million people worldwide have utilized their services or educational materials.