Legislative Action

ALERT - HB 40 (State funding of abortions) on the way to the Governor!

HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act -  ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...

January 19, 2017

Does defunding Planned Parenthood really threaten women's health?

Congressional plans to strip Planned Parenthood of federal dollars have gained considerable media attention in recent weeks, leading to speculation about the impact that such a move would have on women’s health.

Both the House and the Senate have passed measures to set up a vote to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, which mostly come in the form of Medicaid reimbursements. According to its FY 2014-15 report, the organization and its affiliates received almost $554 million in taxpayer dollars, 43 percent of its total revenue.

The measures have been hailed as a victory by pro-life groups, and lamented as an attack on women’s health care by those who support abortion.  But beneath the hype, what exactly would happen if federal funding were pulled from Planned Parenthood?

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