As House Republicans threaten to shut down the government over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the controversial organization's president, Cecile Richards, is fighting to set the record straight about exactly what is at stake, reports Huffington Post.
"This isn't about federal funds being cut from Planned Parenthood," said Richards, who has led Planned Parenthood since 2006. "What has been proposed by the House of Representatives is to say that women can no longer go to Planned Parenthood to get their cancer screenings, to get their birth control, to get any kind of services through federal programs. That's what's getting lost here," she said.
"One in five women in America has been to a Planned Parenthood health center for basic health care," she said. "Ninety-seven percent of our services are basic preventative care that women rely on in communities across this country. Women and men of all parties and all walks of life are concerned about these kinds of efforts to play politics with women's health care access."
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