How Extreme Politicians are Trying to Shut Down Planned Parenthood — And What You Can Do To Fight Back
“Defunding” Planned Parenthood really means blocking patients who depend on public health care funds (like Medicaid, Title X, and other government programs) from getting their care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Today the state of Texas took final action to try to block Medicaid patients from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood, including birth control, cancer screenings, and HIV tests.
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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.
Fear of an HHS secretary like Price is why Planned Parenthood has seen a significant increase in in online appointments for birth control, with a more than ten-fold increase in people seeking IUDs the first week following the election. People are worried they will lose their health care.
So. Tis the season for gathering ’round the holiday table with your loved ones, or your liked ones, or your in-laws you have no choice but to tolerate once a year.
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.
Cecile Richars makes it clear that Planned Parenthood’s doors will stay open – no matter what – and that Planned Parenthood’s millions of supporters will stand up and fight back against attacks on women’s access to reproductive care, and fight to protect women’s rights and civil rights.
When Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States, people who love Planned Parenthood clamored to make sense of it all. What can you do right now if you care about Planned Parenthood? Try these seven things.
We now face a very different future, and there is uncertainty ahead. But one thing is for sure: We will never back down, and Planned Parenthood will never stop providing the care patients need.