“If past is prologue, we could see a number of congressional attacks targeted not just to Planned Parenthood but that will compromise the sustainability of the entire family planning safety net,” said Audrey Sandusky, director of advocacy and communications for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.
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“Medicaid insurance is for very, very low-income people in our state,” said a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri. By defunding the reproductive health-care provider, legislators would be "taking away care for very low-income patients at Planned Parenthood.”
“Congress is playing politics with women’s health and working to undermine access to care,” Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Rewire.
Price’s confirmation offers a life-jacket to the so-called fast-track Affordable Care Act repeal process treading water in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Duke University was one of a handful of higher-learning institutions to have an abortion loan fund before abortion was legalized across the country. And this alternative funding model lasted for more than 30 years—though not entirely without opposition.