Abortion and Planned Parenthood

 

Let’s state the facts minus any opinion. There is something called the Hyde Amendment which prohibits the use of federal funds for the purposes of abortion. This means that Planned Parenthood does not use federal money for abortions. More to the point, only three (3) percent of the services they offer are abortion services. Why exactly are we defunding Planned Parenthood?

The overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood’s funds go toward providing low income women with contraception and screening for and treating sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

About 80% of the women served by Planned Parenthood live at or slightly above the federal poverty level. Many of them are on Medicaid. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), defunding Planned Parenthood would significantly raise the number of low income women on Medicaid.

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