- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Planned Parenthood said Thursday that it is standing by the national Women’s March despite allegations of anti-Semitism within the group’s leadership.

Erica Sackin, senior communications director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, issued a statement denouncing bigotry in all forms and reaffirming their partnership with the Women’s March in fighting the Trump administration’s “unprecedented attacks on our health and rights from the Trump-Pence administration.”

“The Women’s March has become a symbol of our collective resistance to these damaging and discriminatory policies and Planned Parenthood is proud to once again, join our progressive partners for the #WomensWave mobilization to protect and advance the progress we’ve made as a movement dedicated to equity and justice for all people,” read the statement provided to Refinery29.

“We must also unequivocally reaffirm, as the Women’s March leadership has, that there is no place for anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, or any kind of bigotry in our communities, our progressive movement, and our country,” the statement continued. “We will continue to work with the Women’s March to hold ourselves and each other accountable to the Unity Principles that are the basis of our partnership.”

Planned Parenthood’s announcement comes amid widespread backlash against the Women’s March and its national co-chairs — Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — over allegations of anti-Semitism, which the four strongly denied in a video Wednesday.

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