May 04th, 2017
(Edited: 5/7) “In a major victory for President Donald Trump, the House has voted to dismantle the pillars of the Affordable Care Act and make sweeping changes to the nation's health care system.
“The bill now heads to the Senate where it faces daunting challenges because of the same ideological splits between conservative and moderate Republicans that nearly killed it in the House.” - MJ Lee (Phil Mattingly, Lauren Fox, and Tami Luhby/ CNN
“The bill would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year, considered a triumph by many anti-abortion Republicans.” - Chicago Tribune
Some facts about Planned Parenthood:
“The overwhelming majority of federal funding to Planned Parenthood comes from Medicaid — 75 percent, according to a Planned Parenthood spokesman.”
…“3 percent of the services (Planned Parenthood) provided last year were abortion-related, according to the organization's annual report. (For a sense of the scope of that, abortions accounted for about 328,000 of the group's nearly 10.6 million services provided last year.)" (According to a graph, used by NPR, dated 2013-14) 97% of Planned Parenthood's services involve a variety of other women's health services. - NPR Maine Public News/ Danielle Kurtzleben
“Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has blocked federal Medicaid funding for abortion services (since 1994, there have been three extremely narrow exceptions: when continuing the pregnancy will endanger the woman’s life, or when the pregnancy results from rape or incest). This means Medicaid cannot cover abortion even when a woman’s health is at risk and her doctor recommends she get an abortion.” - Planned Parenthood
Under the rule of law -- given the tragic and brutal history of abortion as an underground necessity -- there are narrow legal definitions that provide a woman with choice. Abortion is a traumatic ordeal for most women.
Please see Carbuncle Moon post: 3/9/17
Please give to Planned Parenthood Federation of America: 123 William Street/ New York, New York 10038/ 800-430-4907/ fax: 212-245-1845
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