BROWNLEY STATEMENT ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD ARSON ATTACK IN THOUSAND OAKS
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement after learning of an arson attack on the Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood clinic last night:
“I was deeply troubled to learn that for the second time in two months, the Planned Parenthood clinic in Thousand Oaks has been the target of criminals and cowards who seek to intimidate healthcare workers and deny women their constitutionally-protected rights. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been a trusted provider of reproductive and preventative healthcare services for both women and men. These acts of vandalism and arson are just the latest examples of the extreme right’s attacks on women’s healthcare and cannot be tolerated. I will continue to work tirelessly to support and protect a woman’s right to choose, and I call on my colleagues in Congress, and leaders in our community, to denounce these deplorable actions.”
Julia Brownley represents California’s 26th Congressional District, which includes most of Ventura County, and Westlake Village in Los Angeles County. She serves as the Ranking Member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health and serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.