Not to shock anyone, but some of our employees in Washington are spreading lies.
Other providers can absorb Planned Parenthood’s patient base
Experts have demonstrated over and over again, community health centers don’t have the capacity to absorb the 2.4 million Planned Parenthood patients.
Planned Parenthood is unpopular and should be defunded
An estimated one in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime. 20 separate nationwide polls and an additional 12 polls in key states show strong favorability for Planned Parenthood and strong opposition to efforts in Congress to block patients from accessing high-quality, lifesaving care at Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood uses federal tax dollars for abortions
Most federal funds come through Medicaid, the government-funded health insurance plan for people with low incomes. Just like other kinds of insurance, Medicaid reimburses Planned Parenthood’s doctors and nurses for the preventive medical services they provide, including lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV tests, and birth control.
Let’s be honest. Planned Parenthood performs abortions. But, realistically, it’s only 3% of the work they do and tax dollars are not used.