Trump says Planned Parenthood can keep funding if it cuts abortions
Mar 09 2017 by Irving Hamilton
"It has always been ironic that this abortion giant uses the word "parenthood" in its name, despite offering virtually no prenatal care". Taken together, these two actions would devastate access to health care generally, and reproductive health care in particular.
Susan Yolen, vice president of public policy and advocacy for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, said the agency's services end up saving money in the long run, and that increased access to contraception made available through the Affordable Care Act had led to a decline in the teen birth rate and a reduction in abortions in CT. The critics claimed the clinics use taxpayer money to provide abortion services - because the other healthcare services the organization provides to people don't really matter, do they?
Englerth says her patient loads keep growing, and the organization frequently has to turn away patients - sometimes daily, depending on the time of year. We have three health centers there.
After months of unpleasant suspense, President Donald Trump's administration finally unveiled its replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act.
Approximately one in five American women have visited a Planned Parenthood, but Republicans are still intent on attacking the healthcare provider simply on the basis that they give women access to abortions, a legal, constitutionally-protected procedure.
In a February 2016 debate, the billionaire tycoon came under fire from also-ran candidate Marco Rubio for "defending Planned Parenthood", prompting him to respond: "Millions and millions of women - cervical cancer, breast cancer - are helped by Planned Parenthood". Planned Parenthood receives almost half a billion dollars from the federal government annually.
"We are no stranger to litigation and we will absolutely pursue all ways to protect women's access to heath care", the national president said. This is more than any other contentious issue, like divorce, premarital sex, or abortion, a 2016 survey showed. Planned Parenthood is better known for providing more than 300,000 abortions nationwide every year.
The Heritage Foundation's analysis of how federal funds help to cover costs related to abortion services: is here. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in 2015 to try to strip a provision defunding Planned Parenthood from the Senate's ObamaCare repeal bill. "Providing critical health care services for millions of American women is non-negotiable".
"Planned Parenthood does not save lives". For patients in York, there's a center less than a mile from Planned Parenthood - but it's busy. "We won't win this fight in a day-but if we're going to win, it has to start right here".
"I have had the benefit of having wonderful mentors and coaches throughout my career and I hope I can pass that on to others", she said.