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Welcome to “The Quickie” — Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s daily tipsheet on the top health care & reproductive rights stories of the day. You can read “The Quickie'' online here.

In today’s Quickie: Meet Lady Budgeton and PPIL serves record number of out-of-state patients.

DEAREST GENTLE READERS –  MEET LADY BUDGETON, THE ACTION FUND’S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS HAPPENINGS: Planned Parenthood Action Fund launched a new feature to highlight and document the various attacks on sexual and reproductive health care from the anti-abortion House majority in the FY25 appropriations process. To keep up with Lady Budgeton’s updates throughout the season stay subscribed to The Quickie.


Read Lady Budgeton’s full intro letter here.


PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ILLINOIS SERVES RECORD NUMBER OF OUT-OF-STATE PATIENTS: Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022 — allowing individual states to ban or restrict abortion access — PPIL has seen a 47% increase in overall abortion care patients. They’ve also seen an unprecedented number of out-of-state patients, with folks traveling from 41 different states making up nearly a quarter (25%) of PPIL’s overall abortion patients (before Dobbs it was 3-5%). 

Since the Carbondale health center opened its doors in December 2023, it’s become a key access point for abortion care as over 90% of its abortion patients have traveled from 16 different states — with the top 7 being Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and Missouri. 

“We know banning or restricting abortion does not stop the need for abortion care,” said Jennifer Welch, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois. “The flood of health care refugees coming to the Carbondale Health Center shows the incredible need for essential sexual and reproductive care such as abortion and gender-affirming care.”

Read more here.


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