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.
With bipartisan support, the New Hampshire state legislature rejected a defunding bill (216-142) that would have attempted to block women from getting basic preventive services at Planned Parenthood health centers in New Hampshire.
In West Virginia, two gynoticians take the cake this month for trying to legislate their way into doctors’ exam rooms: Delegate Brian Kurcba, a state legislator who explained how he believes children born from rape can be “beautiful”, and Rep. Alexander Mooney, who is pushing a bill that would ban all abortion nationwide.
Outnumbered hosts Stacey Dash and Andrea Tantaros shared their thoughts on the nationwide problem of sexual assault on college campuses — saying "good girls" avoid frat parties, and women who are raped are "bad girls" who "need to be kept away from liquor and boys."
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