The House has passed its so-called health care bill, which among other things, would prohibit Medicaid from paying for services provided by Planned Parenthood. In other words, no Planned Parenthood for poor people.
We will see what happens to this bill now in the senate. The initial word is that the senate will ignore the house bill and draft its own health care bill.
Meanwhile, you might ask yourself, how to you feel about Planned Parenthood? From their web page
My own view is that providing “reproductive health care” for women is a matter of basic fairness. Without it, society is in the uncomfortable ethical position of endorsing the privacy right òf men and women to engage in sex, without acknowledging that women have unique health concerns that are related to their sexuality. And of course, taking away Medicaid support would mean that poor women will suffer disproportionately.
If this riles you up, you might consider saying so to your representative. You might also consider taking steps to strengthen Planned Parenthood.
It is a worthy cause!