The Cut to Planned Parenthood

We Won’t Go Back to Coat Hangers

Miranda Martinez , Cactus Writer

As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I’m pro-life. I’m totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions and millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by Planned Parenthood. So, you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly. And I wouldn’t fund it. I would defund it because of the abortion factor.” This was stated by President Trump was asked about planned parenthood and how he wished to go about funding it during the Primary Challenger for President. He had also stated during his run that he believes that women who seek abortion should undergo punishment for their actions. Yet hours later he decided to change his mind and state that the “women who obtain abortions are victims and that doctors who perform the service are the ones who should be punished.”

Throughout his campaign, Trump had vowed to defund Planned Parenthood and end Obamacare. Now with his victory, many women are expressing concern about what his administration might mean for their reproductive rights and health care options. Women flooded social media urging others to get birth control now before it is too late. Even with Planned Parenthood issuing a statement on where it stands and their vow to keep the doors open still worry many women and teens facing hard times to even get the little help that was there prior to this loss for the united states.
But Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, even sounded worried after the news of the election. “There are almost no words to capture the threat that this election result poses to our democracy, to our economic security, to access to reproductive health care and most especially to the safety and dignity of people of color,” she said in the statement.

With Trumps promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — teens especially are at risk. If this happens, which it is slowly beginning to fall into place, insurance companies are no longer going to be required to cover birth control with no copay and young adults under the age of 26 will no longer be guaranteed coverage on parents’ plans. Nations and organizations pledged almost $200 million for women’s sexual and reproductive health care in response to a shortage in finances caused by President Trump’s ban on funding groups that provide information about abortions.