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“This would be putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Advocates for the right to obtain an abortion say new requirements will make it more difficult for women to access the procedure.
Rep. Steve King also linked increased use of food stamps to rising obesity rates.
Meanwhile, in the latest healthcare bill draft, Republicans once again promised to defund the healthcare provider — despite its essential services that aid one in five women.
No other state appears to be developing a similar grant program.
“Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
Under the Congressional Review Act, both the House and Senate had passed a resolution killing Obama’s regulation that had protected federal grants for clinics in states wanting to block the funding.
Planned Parenthood leaders will meet in Washington to plan their strategy for coming rounds in what they see as a protracted fight.
“Planned Parenthood is killing more people than they did in Nazi Germany,” said Steve Fitzgerald.
The threatened funding cut could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.
"We've been around for 100 years and we aren't going anywhere," CEO Cecile Richards said in an interview.
Women who were turned away were more likely to report anxiety symptoms, lower self-esteem and lower life satisfaction.
Action called "a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation."
The president told Planned Parenthood that both he—and the Affordable Care Act—support women’s reproductive rights.
The nonprofit organization’s board of directors is mostly Texan, homogeneous and wealthy. Here’s how the lack of diversity fueled its misstep over funding to Planned Parenthood.