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Friday, August 14, 2015

Faith leaders *for* Planned Parenthood, and more

- Faith Leaders: ‘A World Without Planned Parenthood Would Be Disastrous’ ... Faith groups are speaking out about their support for Planned Parenthood, offering a prayerful defense of the national women’s health organization after a series of misleading videos sparked a movement to end its federal funding .... a group of more than 50 faith-based organizations signed on to a letter urging the Senate to end the push to defund Planned Parenthood, proclaiming “a world without Planned Parenthood would be disastrous for many women and their families.”

- Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population? ... In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, surveyed all known abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood clinics, in the U.S. (nearly 2,000) and found that 60 percent are in majority-white neighborhoods .... in 2013, 14 percent of its [Planned Parenthood's] patients nationwide were black. That's nearly equal to the proportion of the African-American population in the U.S.

- What would happen if the U.S. defunded Planned Parenthood? ... It would destabilize the progress the U.S. has made toward fewer abortions and unwanted pregnancies .... It would create a large gap in reproductive care for lower-income patients.

- Obama Administration Warning: States Defunding Planned Parenthood Violating Federal Law ... The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advised officials in Louisiana and Alabama that their efforts to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access by not permitting recipients to get services from providers of their choice,


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