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.
Other safety net providers cannot “fill the overwhelming hole torn in the safety net” if Congress “defunds” Planned Parenthood, as Republican leaders have promised to do.
Time and again, extremists and politicians have tried — and failed — to throw a one-two punch against Planned Parenthood.
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I’m originally from a small town. It’s most known for high school football, corn fields, and cow tipping, so my holiday back home is always filled with childhood friends, plenty of casserole dishes with gobs of butter, and me — the uber-liberal feminist bringing up abortion.
The Obama Administration’s rule says that states can’t block people from accessing preventive care at a health center just because its organization also provides safe, legal abortion. However, the next administration could undo it.
Since Donald Trump was elected president, Planned Parenthood health centers have received a deluge of calls from patients and supporters asking if they can still get the health care they need, if Planned Parenthood is staying open — and even if abortion is still legal. Don’t panic.