Women’s Reproductive Health at Risk as Trump Promises to Reduce Funds for Planned Parenthood

"IUD" by Sarah Mirk licensed under CC BY 2.0
IUD” by Sarah Mirk licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: Washington Post

“While we truly hope that birth control methods will be available, accessible, and affordable to all women under the Trump administration, we understand people’s real concerns about losing access to birth control, which is basic health care for women,” Planned Parenthood’s Raegan McDonald-Mosley said in a statement, as reported by the Washington Post.

Trump mentioned plans to remove funding for planned parenthood, where women are offered a variety of birth control options.

Planned Parenthood urged that they will have their doors open to anyone who needs the staff, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference, and argued that access to care for women should not be political, and is a human right.

“We’re not going to allow, and we’re not going to fund, as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood,” Trump said in March, reported by Washington Post. He argued that any doctor who performed an abortion should be punished.

Many women have started considering long-term birth control methods as options might become less affordable if funding is taken from Planned Parenthood.

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