The legislative branch of the federal government is rushing to de-fund Planned Parenthood. As abortions are not funded by any government funding, this means that healthcare for women will be gutted by such action.
Without funding for Planned Parenthood, women will lose access to low-cost medical care such as:
Cancer Screenings such as pap smears and mammograms.
Well-woman screenings and check-ups.
Pre-natal and post-natal care, causing an increase in pregnancy crises and post-natal infections.
Nutritional services for mothers and babies.
STD testing and education.
Please take note that the action of de-funding Planned Parenthood is aimed at, and meant to, affect only women and children, particularly those in a lower income bracket. By large majority, the push to de-fund Planned Parenthood is being propounded by wealthy white men. There can be no doubt that, in truth, this is a deliberate attack on women.
I stand with Planned Parenthood.