Under the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood could not use Medicaid funding and would not be provided support from Title X, a federal program that provides family planning and preventive health services.
President Donald Trump may tout himself as the master of making a deal, but this week he made an offer to Planned Parenthood that the nonprofit health organization could absolutely refuse.
He added: "There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women's health, while not providing abortion services". We don't go to Planned Parenthood to make a political statement. Because Planned Parenthood is a key safety-net provider serving many low-income women, men, and young people, numerous patients they serve are insured through the federal Medicaid program.
Joni Ernst, a Republican senator, argues to defund Planned Parenthood because she has seen videos in which fetal organs were being harvested post abortion. Planned Parenthood held a "We Are Planned Parenthood Capitol Takeover Day" to lobby legislators not to defund the organization. Nevertheless, Hyde remains in place for now, so the claim that defunding Planned Parenthood would stop taxpayers from funding abortion is a hollow one.
Proponents said the measure would maintain care for low-income residents who rely on Planned Parenthood for those services, which include cancer screenings, birth control and testing for sexually transmitted infections.
"We can't always be there in person for events like the march in Washington", Murray said.
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Another reminder: The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a awful idea.
Meanwhile, in Texas, members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee reportedly held an hours-long hearing for legislation that has already been blocked by federal judges ― House Bill 35, the contentious bill that would require burial services for aborted or miscarried fetuses.
". When we looked at Planned Parenthood's national headquarters we found their CEO, Cecile Richards, now gets the incredible pay of $957,952 a year", he states.
It is clear that Republicans in Congress and the White House are anxious about the political fallout of attacking Planned Parenthood. There simply won't be any clinics to many parts of the country to get the procedure if Planned Parenthood is defunded AND you won't be able to have your health insurance cover the cost, no matter where you live.