Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Romney Will "Get Rid" of Planned Parenthood

In a St. Louis interview Mitt Romney said he would "get rid of" "ObamaCare," Planned Parenthood, and subsidies for Amtrak.  Those wondering what exactly Planned Parenthood does should review their annual report.  About a third of their services go towards contraception, 38% go to std testing and treatment (for both men and women), and over 10% is cancer screenings, primarily pap tests and breast cancer screening.  About 3% of their spending is for abortion services.  Planned Parenthood gets less than half of its funding from government sources.  I've mentioned this on the blog before, as a young graduate student I took advantage of a local Planned Parenthood clinic for health screenings that found a precancerous growth.  I've heard similar tales from other women.  Removing this health care option will likely lead to an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, and cancer. 

I also like the Amtrak subsidies but that's another post. 

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