Defunding Planned Parenthood

Thank you for presenting this problem in a succinct, easy to understand post, Rick. You have checked all the important boxes within this travesty the GOPers want to shove onto women. Yes, the War on Women is still going strong. Blatant is the Conservatives’ lack of a plan for the care of that unwanted baby after it’s born, exacerbated by their desire to cut off or greatly strip down social services for the poor mothers and the babies. Such hypocrites, and dangerous for our country.

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As the clock runs out for Congress to pass legislation funding the Federal Government beyond the end of the fiscal year on September 30, elements of the majority Congressional Republicans are seeking to once again hold America hostage by threatening to shut the government down if they cannot defund Planned Parenthood. This is a smaller subset of their multiple attempts (well over 50 so far) to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, but an important one in light of the people who would be harmed most by their succeeding in this endeavor – poor women.

Planned Parenthood has for years provided quality health care for women throughout the country on an affordable basis. This includes all aspects of women’s reproductive health care as well as cancer screening and other preventive health care. A small percentage of their business consists of providing abortions, none of which can be paid for by…

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