It's amazing that even Britain's Dazed Digital is following Republicans plan to defund Planned Parenthood -- stripping away funds for services that represent about 40% -- or $400 million -- of the organization's revenues.
Only 3% of Planned Parenthood's services are for abortions and there are no health clinics for poor Americans in many communities that can replace the large number of the more tshan 270,000 pap tests, 360,000 breast exams and treatment for more than 4.2 million tis every year. In addition, Planned Parenthood's education program is given to 1.5 million people in a single year.
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that the defunding of Planned Parenthood will be part of the budget reconciliation process, which will require only simple majorities in the House and Senate. The question is whether or not President Trump will sign it -- and all assumptions are that he will. The results for poor women especially will be simply devastating, unless major philanthropists step in to plug the funding chasm.
For a more detailed discussion of Republicans and Planned Parenthood, read our recent AOC Women's News As Trump Readies Planned Parenthood Rodeo, Half of Trump Voters Support Funding & Expect Him To Stand Down