An action alert from the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy:
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of women’s and reproductive health services in the United States. Every day, millions of women rely on its guarantee to provide access to everything from cancer and HIV screenings and counseling, to contraception (~34% percent of total services) and abortion (~3% percent of total services).
Yet some members of Congress have made defaming and defunding this organization a central goal of their agenda — and this week they seek to move closer to achieving their goal.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would withdraw a significant portion of federal funding from Planned Parenthood. The provision to defund Planned Parenthood is included in a budget bill titled the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which would also defund parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This bill passed the Senate in December; if it passes the House, the only thing standing in its way from becoming law is a veto by President Barack Obama.
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