Bill to prevent federal funding for Planned Parenthood passes Kentucky House

Albin Lohr-Jones  Sipa USA  AP

Albin Lohr-Jones Sipa USA AP

"I will continue to support community health centers that provide real healthcare and support to women and their unborn children, not abortions". By providing health services, emergency contraceptives and birth control to Americans with limited access to affordable health care, Planned Parenthood is a critical tool in helping women from having to make that choice in the first place.

Planned Parenthood also provides abortion services, though those only comprise about 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's services overall (contraception accounts for 31 percent of its services, and STI/STD screenings account for another 45 percent, according to the latest annual report).

In 1999, Trump appeared on an NBC interview where he defended his liberal position by explaining that he grew up in Manhattan, not Iowa.

Maggie Haberman of The New York Times claims the White House made an "informal pitch", suggesting PP could still get federal funding if it stops doing abortions.

As Planned Parenthood stares down a future without federal funding, we began to wonder: Could Americans offset that portion of the nonprofit's budget with donations?

"When politicians talk about "defunding" Planned Parenthood, what they are really saying is that they want to deny basic health care to men and women who receive Medicaid and rely on Planned Parenthood for care", Nicole Clegg, vice president of public policy, for Planned Parenthood said. "We get reimbursed for preventative health care, period, end of story". Because of increased access to preventative healthcare, as provided by Planned Parenthood, abortions are at their lowest numbers since Roe v. Wade. Many women (and men) use Planned Parenthood for low-priced contraceptives, cancer screenings, STD tests or family planning services. Under President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood was receiving over $500 million per year in federal funding.

One in five women have been to Planned Parenthood, Richards said, and this will prevent women from accessing the health care provider of their choice.

Planned Parenthood supporters assembled outside of Congressman Reed's Ithaca office downtown and protested the proposed GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.

Frelinghuysen recently maintained that he supports a woman's right to choose, and Planned Parenthood.

Should the organization be defunded, Planned Parenthood has warned that the majority of its 2.5 million patients would not be able to receive the care they need at the price they can afford, and that some clinics could close.

Planned Parenthood has been referred by a Congressional Panel and a U.S. Senate committee for prosecution previous year due to its alleged involvement in the sales of fetal body parts.

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