Cut off public funds for Planned Parenthood

09 February, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Joy Garcia

Guizzo has been a patient of Planned Parenthood for 20 years. Of their 97 affiliates contacted by undercover investigators at Live Action Network, only five facilities provided prenatal care of any sort.

Thayer said, "Every center had a goal for how many abortions were done, and centers that didn't do abortions like mine that were family planning clinics had a goal for the number of abortion referrals". Harms said if defunded, the 62 percent of Planned Parenthood's patients who rely on Medicaid, including about 20,000 locally, would lose out on their care. "Rallies will be held nationwide on February 11 in over 200 cities from coast to coast, supporting the defunding effort and educating the public about Planned Parenthood's central role in the abortion industry and their long record of unethical activity".

"This weekend thousands of Americans will stand in peaceful opposition to send a message that abortion is not health care and as the nation's largest abortion operation, Planned Parenthood should not get $1 of taxpayer money, much less $430 million", Carney added. How much are you gonna be able to pay towards that...' If they'd say, 'I'm not able to pay today, ' then we would say something like, 'Well, if you can't pay ten dollars today, how are you gonna take care of a baby?'

House Republicans have indicated that they will seek to redirect federal funds from Planned Parenthood to community health centers instead.

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It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Their clinics provide far fewer services than other federally qualified health centers (Planned Parenthood offers no mammograms, immunizations, or radiological services, for example).

Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, sponsored the legislation, which Republicans overwhelmingly supported and Democrats vigorously opposed.

Cline introduced an identical bill in the 2016 legislative session. An attempt to override the veto in the House fell one vote short.

The bill's supporters say it would ensure that there is no reduction in federal funding for women's health. She has repeatedly said an organization that provides abortions should not receive federal funding for any services it provides. This would include any abortion outside of cases of rape, incest or "gross fetal anomalies". "Planned Parenthood makes a profit off women in the midst of their most hard experiences and incentivizes its staff to take the lives of children in the womb with pizza parties, paid time off, and lunches with upper management". They have pushed for similar measures in other state capitals and in Congress.

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