“The assertion that community health centers could step into a breach of this magnitude is simply wrong and displays a fundamental misunderstanding of how the health care system works”, says Sara Rosenbaum, founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University Milken School of Public Health.
If it succeeds, the impact would be particularly strong in California, a state where legislators over the years have interpreted federal laws and rules in ways that have allowed more federal dollars to flow to Planned Parenthood clinics. Either way, liberals warn, there’s a cost. Overall, with those costs netted against the savings estimated above, implementing the provision would reduce direct spending by $156 million over the 2017-2026 period, CBO estimates.
The first was that the number of clinics that provide abortions were drastically reduced. About 60 million babies have been killed by surgical abortions in the US alone since the depraved 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. “This slowdown is amplified by the retiring of a generation with significant human capital (the baby boom) and its replacement by a generation inadequate in population size to continue the expected and required growth of the macro-economy”.
Therefore, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as its affiliates and clinics, would be affected.
I have every reason to feel strongly about supporting Planned Parenthood and the job it does in providing health coverage for any and all women who walk through their door, regardless of their ability to pay.
Dr. Sandra Hernandez of the California Health Care Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit with a goal of improving how health care is delivered, said lawmakers at the state level are having similar conversations, but called the situation “appalling” at all levels of government. They seek compassionate, affordable, high-quality health care.
There’s just one problem: the statistics tell a different story. Only 22 percent of those surveyed believed funding to Planned Parenthood should be stopped. About 327,653 of these services, or around 3 percent, were abortions.
Medicaid and other federal grants make up about 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual $1.3 million budget.
Tabar said that while they’ve dealt with plans to defund the agency in the past, this will be the biggest fight they’ve ever had. Ida, who has HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, and cysts on her cervix that had to be surgically removed, had to choose between getting the Pap test her doctors recommended and buying her children food.
Americans and Pennsylvanians have stated loud and clear that they oppose elected officials attacking Planned Parenthood, and almost half (48 percent) of Donald Trump’s own supporters have stated they oppose defunding Planned Parenthood.
The GOP repeal bill’s other provisions could also make life more hard and expensive for women, whether they are trying to have children or trying not to. So, what exactly is Planned Parenthood and what does it do?
Nowhere in the GOP bill do the words “Planned Parenthood” appear, but the bill is worded in such a way as to strip funding only from their network of clinics.
LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.