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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2019 03:41 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/19/2019 03:41 PM
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Planned Parenthood to Leave Federal Birth Control & Reproductive Care Program

Washington, CA...Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that the Trump administration, through an unethical and dangerous gag rule, has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title X, the nation’s decades-old bipartisan program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood health centers have been a part of the program since it was created nearly 50 years ago, and have been the largest provider, serving 40 percent of all patients who get care through the Title X program.





Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, Acting President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:



I want our patients to know: while the Trump administration may have given up on you, Planned Parenthood never will. Our doors are open today, and our doors will be open tomorrow. The Trump administration’s gag rule will reverberate across the country. This reality will hit hardest people struggling to make ends meet — including those people in rural areas and communities of color.

“We believe that the Trump administration is doing this as an attack on reproductive health care and to keep providers like Planned Parenthood from serving our patients. Health care shouldn’t come down to how much you earn, where you live, or who you are. Congress must act now. It’s time for the U.S. Senate to act to pass a spending bill that will reverse the harmful rule and restore access to birth control, STD testing, and other critical services to people with low-incomes. People’s lives depend on it.



For Alexis's full remarks from the press call, click here.

In March of 2019, Planned Parenthood and the American Medical Association sued the Trump administration to block the Title X gag rule. Although three district courts in the circuit blocked the rule, in July of 2019, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the rule to take effect. Those cases are ongoing, with the 9th Circuit scheduled to hold oral argument on September 23. Once HHS said it was enforcing the rule, Planned Parenthood grantees stopped using federal funds but did not withdraw from the program, continuing to serve patients while seeking relief from the 9th Circuit. However, on Friday, August 9, HHS informed Planned Parenthood grantees that they had until August 19 to provide HHS with a plan to comply with the unethical gag rule, or they would be forced out of the program.

The courts are not the only place where the gag rule is being challenged. In June, the House of Representatives passed a spending package including strong language blocking the Trump-Pence administration’s Title X gag rule from being implemented. Now, the Senate must push for a spending bill that includes protective language to make sure millions of people can continue to access health care through Title X.

Planned Parenthood is not the only direct grantee who will be forced out under the Trump administration’s unethical gag rule — in total, the gag rule would force providers that serve nearly half of all Title X patients out of the program. So far, five governors (HI, IL, NY, OR, WA) have made clear that they could not participate in the Title X program if the gag rule was implemented, two state legislatures (MA and MD) have passed laws to that effect, and the only Title X direct grantee that serves the state of Maine has made clear they would not participate in Title X under the gag rule. In total, these eight states and Planned Parenthood health centers collectively serve 47 percent of the Title X patients in the United States.

Title X has enjoyed bipartisan support for decades, and has been an incredibly popular and effective program. Millions of people depend on the Title X program each year. It’s meant to ensure that those struggling to make ends meet, or who don’t have health insurance, can still access birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and annual exams. The majority of patients in the Title X program identify as people of color, Hispanic, or Latino. This program is meant to cover gaps in health care access and affordability — especially for people living in rural or underserved areas.

Planned Parenthood plays an essential role in the Title X program, serving approximately 40 percent of the 4 million patients who get care through Title X health centers — that’s more than 1.5 million patients. In many communities, Planned Parenthood is the only provider of affordable reproductive health care, or the only provider that offers specialized care like on-site IUD services or the birth control shot. People who can’t find or can’t afford another reproductive health care provider may be left with nowhere to turn, or go without birth control altogether.  Even in areas where other providers are present, the providers often lack the capacity to serve additional patients. Community health centers themselves say there is no way they could fill the gap. The idea that other providers could absorb Planned Parenthood’s patients has been resoundingly dismissed by experts. In fact, Dr. Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, called the idea “ludicrous." In fact, many of the lists of “replacement” providers don’t even provide reproductive health care. In Louisiana, the state list of alternative providers included dentists and nursing homes. In Florida, it included school nurses. In Ohio, it included food banks. This may putaffordable health care out of reach for many underserved communities, including communities of color and rural communities.

The medical community, public health experts, and the general public are against this rule. In addition to the American Medical Association, the gag rule has been opposed by major medical associations, like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, as well as 110 public health organizations, and public health experts such as former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, and many others. A group of 19 different medical organizations, mayors, state lawmakers, over 200 Members of Congress, newly elected Democratic governors, and several other governors have opposed this legislation as well.

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Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.


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Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:40:37   By: Anonymous
 
Profanity

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    Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:43:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Yet somehow the disgusting one in this comment is you.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:48:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Too bad Donald Trumps parents didn't practice birth control! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Fukc him.

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        Posted on: 2019-08-19 17:33:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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      Posted on: 2019-08-19 18:22:19   By: Anonymous
       


      How is that person the disgusting one? It’s a professional image disaster when a company already known for its fat disgusting employees to have another employee coming from a place that is known for serving high fat high salt high calorie foods!!

      So that makes you the disgusting one for making such a stupid comment!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-19 18:18:51   By: Anonymous
     
    What the hell are you talking about? Please get back on your meds. Even if we don’t, your dogs still love you.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-19 19:17:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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    Posted on: 2019-08-19 21:19:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Because PG&E employees aren't allowed to grab a quick breakfast or lunch? The only disgusting not to mention judgmental person coming across here is you.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-19 21:52:00   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2019-08-20 04:52:17
      Profanity

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        Posted on: 2019-08-20 11:59:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 10:36:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 17:55:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:48:53   By: Anonymous
 
Reich wingers at it once again. For the record, Planned Parenthood doesn't take one time of taxpayer money for abortions.

In some areas, there are the only means for poorer people to have access to birth control or even routine female healthcare.

So good job Republicans. It's 1950 again. Rollback reproductive rights, ban the gays, whites only, screw the environment...

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    Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:49:59   By: Anonymous
     
    meant to say "they are"

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:58:08   By: Anonymous
       
      ^^Too late, you are an idiot. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

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    Posted on: 2019-08-19 16:52:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Really, seems to be that having more babies means more welfare money, they don't seem to practice birth control....

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:22:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah it's always a nice thing to suck a little baby out of a womb because two people wanted to have sex and didn't want to take precautions. So they suck and scrape a life out of a woman.
    NEXT 👩
    Please put you feet in the position and spread wide
    NURSE! Please start the vacuum and het me a sterile scrapper

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:08:11   By: Anonymous
       
      EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:23:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah it's always a nice thing to suck a little baby out of a womb because two people wanted to have sex and didn't want to take precautions. So they suck and scrape a life out of a woman.
    NEXT 👩
    Please put you feet in the position and spread wide
    NURSE! Please start the vacuum and het me a sterile scrapper

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:09:58   By: Anonymous
       
      EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:10:49   By: Anonymous
       
      EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 08:48:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Planned parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds from 2013 to 2015.
    Source: GAO.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 09:49:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Not one dime funded abortions.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 10:31:02   By: Anonymous
     
    "For the record, Planned Parenthood doesn't take one time of taxpayer money for abortions" is a typical liberal/Democrat lie.

    Does the word "fungible" mean anything to you?

    Fungible - being something (such as money or a commodity) of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in paying a debt or settling an account.

    Capisce?


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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 10:32:17   By: Anonymous
       
      "Not one dime funded abortions."

      See above

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 13:22:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Myth #3: Planned Parenthood uses federal tax dollars for abortions

      Although anti-abortion politicians like President Trump justify attacks on people’s access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers as part of their agenda against safe, legal abortion, federal law already prohibits the use of federal funding, like Medicaid and Title X, for abortion (except when a woman might die or if her pregnancy is the result of rape or incest).

      Patients pay for safe, legal abortion at Planned Parenthood health centers mostly out-of-pocket, through private health insurance, or with the help of abortion funds.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:12:05   By: Anonymous
       
      EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-19 17:36:17   By: Anonymous
 
Coat hanger works well and it's Free.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:13:18   By: Anonymous
     
    EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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SICKENING!
Posted on: 2019-08-19 18:44:39   By: Anonymous
 
Of course, leave it to our unprintable In Chief!!!

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Agree with above posting!
Posted on: 2019-08-19 18:46:33   By: Anonymous
 
Oh such a shame his parents did not practice birth control, we'd all be living a calm life now!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-19 19:49:31   By: Anonymous
 
Libtards, keep your zippers up, no more abortions for you, sadly, you idiots thinking f ing around till you get some poor chick pregnant, then want the rest of us pay for your carelessness, eat it, eat it big, we are on to you and finally we have someone that is willing to stop your carelessness!

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    Re: Hypocritical Obfuscation
    Posted on: 2019-08-19 20:03:32   By: Anonymous
     
    What kind of Health Care does Planned Parenthood health centers offer?
    Fifty percent of the people they treat are murdered!

    Half of the people Planned Parenthood kills are females, so how is this about Women's Health?

    Liberal Democrats are such liars.

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      Re: Hypocritical Obfuscation
      Posted on: 2019-08-19 21:20:55   By: Anonymous
       
      What the he77 are you talking about?

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        Re: Hypocritical Obfuscation
        Posted on: 2019-08-20 08:50:33   By: Anonymous
         
        He's talking about the facts, dumbarse.

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    Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:06:45   By: Anonymous
     
    EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-19 21:25:25   By: Anonymous
 
Gotta love that GOP family-centered model. We'll pray you don't abort your babies but please don't expect us to help you pay to raise them. We need to cut your food stamps, health care and more in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Get real!
Posted on: 2019-08-19 22:12:51   By: Anonymous
 
Hey guys,
Somehow I can't avoid thinking that you need to sober up! Healthcare is a very important part of a human life - it should be quite different from waiting until you qualify for the emergency room. This approach is not helping the patient or anybody also who needs urgently attention.
When it comes to reproductive health and pregnancy - which one do you think is better - having children who then starve to death or are neglected for one reason or another because the parent is not able to take care of them or not being conceived in the first place????
Judging on some of your comments, I can't help but thinking that the latter would have been providence.

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    Re: Get real!
    Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:30:12   By: Anonymous
     
    I don't think too many children starve to death in the US. I think you've been thinking of one of those 3rd world countries, no?
    It'd strange, we have this thing called adoption in the US
    I'm all for healthcare but not unneeded abortion to a healthy fetus. I guess those feelings in my case comes from age. If you want to get off without using protection do it in her ass then, just like you did with your brother or dog

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      Re: Get real!
      Posted on: 2019-08-20 08:53:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah! Like Trump does his daughter Ivanka.

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      Re: Get real!
      Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:17:29   By: Anonymous
       
      EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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    Re: Get real!
    Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:37:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Again, the trump administration has trying to remove Americans health care. Because, the extremely wealthy who just received a fat tax cut. Refuse to help pay for it. Trump himself pays no income tax. There is your example..

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      Re: Get real!
      Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:43:21   By: Anonymous
       
      The next president should remove everything trump has done in his presidency. Basically, reset back to the time of our last great president. Obama. Trump’s entire presidency should be thrown in the trash.

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        Re: Get real!
        Posted on: 2019-08-20 06:49:11   By: Anonymous
         
        If you are at the White House. People are looking at the portraits of the past president’s. You come to the picture of the Donald. What do you do ? Take it down and place it in the trash.

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        Re: Get real!
        Posted on: 2019-08-20 07:36:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Which has basically been Trump's agenda - undo every accomplishment of the Obama administration. Such a sad, egotistical little man.

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          Re: Get real!
          Posted on: 2019-08-20 15:50:37   By: Anonymous
           


          Looks more and more like you all still sore losers for something that happened almost 4 years ago!!

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          Re: Get real!
          Posted on: 2019-08-20 18:27:39   By: Anonymous
           
          EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO USE ONE OF THOSE "THINGS". NOT YOU, MAN.


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    Re: Get real!
    Posted on: 2019-08-20 16:15:17   By: Anonymous
     
    EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. NOT YOU, MAN.

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