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Planned Parenthood President Fights to Set the Record Straight

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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.

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"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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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
flint April 8, 2011, 10:31 AM

Really? That is what medicaid is for.

Carlton J. Dunford April 8, 2011, 10:58 AM

Totally in favor of defunding the GODLESS
LIBERAL Planned Parenthood Organization
and all such Liberal Anti-Christian
programs and groups.

Anonymous April 8, 2011, 8:39 PM

It’s because republicans want women to fart out babies that can be send to die in wars across the world.

Kristen April 9, 2011, 9:44 AM

Carlton you are very uneducated and of course the typical christian. You care only while they are in the womb but once they come out you no longer care. Planned Parenthood, while NOT perfect offers GREAT services to people that they otherwise could not get. The first commentor stated that is what medicaid is for, well I hate to break it to you but a lot of people do not qualify for that program and yet still cannot afford the basic health screenings that PP offers. All of you should support healthcare reform so that we EVERYONE can been seen by a doctor and have preventive medicine.

Maureen April 9, 2011, 10:47 PM

Susan B. Anthony was Pro-Life.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 10:32 AM

Really Maureen? You sat and had a chat with her about that?

Anonymous April 14, 2011, 10:44 AM

Planned Parenthood was started b/c a white women wanted to control the rate of black babies being born. Look it up.

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