Planned Parenthood clinics are vilified by conservatives for offering abortions, but also provide other reproductive-health services, including cancer screenings, access to birth control, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted disease.
It's that number that sends Republicans into a tizzy.
Kaiser Family Foundation polled over 1,200 nationally representative Americans over 18 years old, and found that 75 percent of those surveyed felt the government should continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
One in five women in this country will get care at a Planned Parenthood clinic in her lifetime, many of whom would not have had any other place to turn to if Planned Parenthood wasn't there. But your readers may not be aware that, as part of a well-funded effort by political extremists, a separate effort is under way to defund Planned Parenthood under the guise of protecting women from some undefined "hidden agenda".
She had been at the Capitol to support a bill that would require abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains.
The story of a young woman, a student at North Dakota State University, is an example of this important work.
"We're presently here as part of the 40 days for life campaign. we're praying across the street from the local Planned Parenthood", Richard McGreevy, who's against Planned Parenthood said. (Please take a moment to appreciate the stinginess of these amounts compared to our annual military budget of $600 billion.) A more comprehensive report found that the USA government would save $12 billion a year if every woman in the US had access to proper family planning services.
On March 6, House Republicans introduced their long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - which drops the mandate for most Americans to have health insurance in favor of a new tax-credit system to encourage people to purchase insurance on the open market. The organization also claims that despite the GOP health care plan's justification that this provision affects a "class of providers", not just Planned Parenthood, the proposed legislation violates the Byrd Rule because it essentially singles out Planned Parenthood.
He said preexisting conditions "ought to be covered" under AHCA.
Paying out of pocket for an abortion isn't cheap. The public is more divided on whether costs will increase or decrease for higher-income people who buy their own insurance. Medical abortions - the so-called abortion pill - are cheaper than surgical abortions.
Texas' cuts resulted in 144,000 women losing access to family planning services. It was unclear Tuesday what it might cost the county.
Lupe Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Silicon Valley branch of Planned Parenthood, said the organization is very concerned about what is coming down the pike.
Neither the group nor state officials would say how many patients have been served so far by the private clinics. But Texas legislators made a decision to take the war on Planned Parenthood to the next level without much considering what that would do to patients: Because discriminating against Planned Parenthood isn't permissible under current law, the state lost its federal family planning money as well.