Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
Last week: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a state budget that may cause more health care centers to close; meanwhile, a law forcing 48-hour wait times for women seeking safe, legal abortion went into effect in Tennessee.
This week: North Carolina gynoticians are attacking medical schools, Ohio gynoticians are trying to criminalize abortions at six weeks, Arkansas gynoticians are forcing doctors to misinform their patients, and more.