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.
This week: Michigan and Florida are fixated on defunding Planned Parenthood; Colorado ends a wonderfully successful teen pregnancy program; the U.S. House votes to let DC bosses discriminate against women who get pregnant out of wedlock, and more.
In a deeply troubling decision for women’s health care and reproductive rights, on June 30 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some employers who personally believe birth control is wrong have the power deny legally mandated health care coverage of it for their employees.
Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without co-pay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare.