CBS Decries GOP Defunding Planned Parenthood in New Health Care Bill

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The New York Times reported Monday that White House officials engaged in private conversations with "people close to Planned Parenthood", and suggested more than once that the organization's funding could even be increased if they agreed to end abortion services. Planned Parenthood spends most of its time providing needed health care to women through STD tests, birth control and cancer screenings - not abortions.

For the last 47 years-since the Nixon administration-Planned Parenthood has received federal funding to support its services like breast cancer screenings, pap smears, contraception, STD screenings, and pregnancy testing and family planning.

It might come as a surprise to Senator Dan Sullivan that most women who use the services provided by Planned Parenthood Health Centers do so because they need low-priced care and have nowhere else to turn. Meanwhile, pro-life groups have explained how federal subsidies boost the organization's bottom line and help make it possible for its affiliates to provide one third of all the abortions performed in the U.S. Anti-choice members of Congress want to restrict access to abortion in any way they can.

"They're not about women's health care, it's the biggest lie since the tobacco industry said tobacco is healthy", Rose says. College students, like myself, deserve access to a quality women's health organization like Planned Parenthood. On top of that, 1 in 5 women is said to have visited Planned Parenthood in their lifetime.

"It's definitely a war on women's health care", Richards said.

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Fox News reports these numbers mean that among women of reproductive age, only 2 percent will use Planned Parenthood for health care in a given year.

"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.

So how important is abortion to Planned Parenthood?

Democrats in Maryland announced plans Wednesday to introduce a new bill forcing the state to continue funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

A study published January 26 by the Pew Research Center found that four in 10 American adults surveyed believed abortion is morally wrong, with almost three in four white Evangelical Christians reaching that conclusion compared with just 23 percent of "religiously unaffiliated" people. "In the days and weeks to come, we will rely on your commitment and your courage", she wrote. In many cases, Planned Parenthood facilities are the only women's health centers in the area or are the only ones that are accessible to poor women (Congressional Research Service, Dec. 3, 2015). In other words, even though abortion is the legal law of the land, Donald Trump and the Republicans will make abortions nearly impossible to get, unless you happen to be very wealthy. The organization is also forbidden from using taxpayer money to fund abortions.

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