Planned Parenthood opposes health care bill

Planned Parenthood opposes health care bill
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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says the proposed federal health care law would “devastate essential health care access” both in the state and across the country.

The House Republican proposal denies federal funding for one year to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women’s health services, including abortion.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin lobbyist Nicole Safar says in more than half of the communities where Planned Parenthood is located in Wisconsin there are no alternative providers. She says, “Our patients deserve better than this from our Congress.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Janesville, has said that other providers could provide services other than abortions that are offered by Planned Parenthood.