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Population Institute Statement on Proposed Defunding of Planned Parenthood

March 07, 2017

On Monday, the administration said it would maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Population Institute Director of Public Policy Jennie Wetter, who’s group released a recent 50 state report card on access to reproductive health, issued the following statement. 

“Access to reproductive health in many states is already on a slippery slope. Trump & the GOPs draft plans are punitive and will further target women who can’t afford access to reproductive health.  A woman’s reproductive health should not depend on where she lives, but increasingly it does. Supporting Planned Parenthood is critical because in 27 states, more than 50 percent of women live in a county without an abortion provider.”

Public opinion polls consistently show that Trump and the GOPs radical agenda is again out of touch with the vast majority of Americans who support access to reproductive health.” 

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