"Politicians shouldn't be making decisions about women's health for them, and states shouldn't be either", Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.) said, adding, "It's high time we recognize that women can make decisions for themselves".
Republicans have vowed to "defund" Planned Parenthood, a women's reproductive health organisation that provides birth control, STD testing, cancer screenings, breast examinations and pregnancy terminations. The videos she helped produce stirred the conscience of America and led to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in more than 10 states. There were two groups of demonstrators in attendance, one against and one in support of Planned Parenthood. Thank you, Planned Parenthood, ' among others.
"By forcing states to fund these health care facilities, money is being taken away from health care centers that offer a broader range of services". The one on top said 'defund Planned Parenthood now.' Beneath that, one that said 'a person's a person, no matter how small -Dr. Obama's rule, however, forced states to continue funding Planned Parenthood. According to the Department's website, Title X grants do not now fund abortions.
On February 11, 2017, demonstrations were held at least 225 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country in support of, and against, the organization.
Women across the United States, and the men who support them, have had enough.
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El Gavilan's owner, Teresa Palomares, also closed other local businesses she operates, despite the potential economic sacrifice. Employers and institutions in some cities were already expressing solidarity on Wednesday with immigrant workers.
Planned Parenthood says that only 3 percent of their services are for abortions, but by their own figures, they are responsible for terminating the lives of 324,000 babies in 2014, the a year ago for which figures are available. They take in an estimated $191 million on abortion alone every year, accounting for three fifths of their clinic income.
The new US administration has made many changes in the last two weeks, and among the next items on the chopping block are the Affordable Care Act (aka: Obamacare) and federal funding of Planned Parenthood. They aggressively market abortion to their clients.
Australian Christian Lobby spokesperson Wendy Francis said the move appeared to be in response to Labor's urging of the government to fill a funding gap created by U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American aid going to pro-abortion organizations and their affiliates.
"So, since they're not doing any ultrasounds, and they're not reporting the gestational age and viability of the child, then how do we know that they're not aborting late-term babies there?" he asks. All 95 counties have identified community health centers and other providers aside from Planned Parenthood who meet all Title X eligibility criteria to receive this funding, effectively cutting off Planned Parenthood's access to Title X funds in the state of Tennessee.
If the foregoing arguments were not enough to make the case that FQHCs are more deserving of federal funding than Planned Parenthood, their well-documented history of corruption is enough to disqualify them from receiving taxpayers' money. When she went in to see the physician, Adeline says, "I was a wreck".