Teenager Rips Republican Senator Jeff Flake Over Planned Parenthood - Business Insider
A 16-year-old girl from Tucson slammed Arizona Republican senator Jeff Flake during a town hall on Thursday, grilling him over his support for a law that will give states the right to deny Title X funds to family-planning centers that also provide abortions, like Planned Parenthood.
President Trump signed the bill into law on Thursday, the same day as Flake’s town hall, and it was seen by many as a strike at Planned Parenthood, which uses Title X money to provide healthcare to millions of low-income women across the country.
“Jeff Flake, my name is Deja Foxx and I’m a 16-year-old from Tucson,” Foxx began. “I just want to state some facts. So, I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man. I’m a person of color, and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to guide me through life. You come from privilege,” she continued, amid shouts of support from the crowd.