U.S. Conference of Mayors Pass Resolution Supporting Reproductive Rights

The U.S. Conference of Mayors voted to pass a resolution in support of women’s reproductive rights and funding for Planned Parenthood on Saturday.
by | June 18, 2012
 

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, an organization made up of representatives from approximately 1,200 cities across the country, voted to pass a resolution in support of women’s reproductive rights and funding for Planned Parenthood on Saturday, according to the Huffington Post.

The resolution lists the numerous attempts by both state and federal lawmakers to enact legislation with the goal of limiting women’s access to abortion and family services. These attempts included efforts to mandate ultrasounds before abortions and jeopardizing access to birth control, the Huffington Post reported.

The mayors vowed to fight efforts to limit family planning services in the future and stand by the women in the community that they serve, according to the Huffington Post.

The resolution was passed at the organization’s 80th annual meeting, which was held in Orlando, Florida this weekend.

Leigh Ann Renzulli  |  Leigh Ann Renzulli

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