This Is Who Is Hurt When Politicians Defund Planned Parenthood
Attacks on women’s health have very serious consequences because they impact women and their families:
“After my assault, the nurturing was there. No judgment, just care and support. If it wasn’t for Planned Parenthood, my life would be so much harder. If those services hadn’t been available when I needed them, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.” - SAMANTHA
“I found a lump in my breast and I was really afraid. At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, I found answers and help. They helped me navigate my treatment every step of the way. And when the medical bills began to pile up, they helped me navigate those too.“ - ANAYELI
“After being mis-diagnosed by my primary care provider for years, Planned Parenthood provided the attention to detail and commitment to discover what was wrong with me. They really cared and it showed. That made all the difference.” - ERIN
“As a teenager my mom counted on Planned Parenthood. So did my dad. And I’ve counted on them too. As a registered nurse I appreciate the quality of their care and compassion, and take comfort knowing that, one day, my own children will be able to count on them as well.” - SAMANTHA
Republicans vote to defund Planned Parenthood
Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature passed a pair of bills that eliminate federal funding for patients seeking health care at Planned Parenthood. These two defunding bills were signed into law by Governor Walker on February 18, 2016. One in five women has been to Planned Parenthood for needed health care like birth control, annual exams, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment. For the majority of our patients, Planned Parenthood is their only health care provider. For 80 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing nonjudgmental, high-quality, affordable health care to women, men and teens in Wisconsin.
We are unwavering in our commitment to provide health care to all patients in need and will not back down to these political attacks.