States With More Planned Parenthood Clinics Have Fewer Teen Births and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Republicans in Congress have long aimed to cut Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Despite the failure on Friday of the American Health Care Act, many observers expect Congress to try, try again to ensure that Planned Parenthood cannot receive Medicaid and Title X payments for delivering women’s reproductive health-care services such as mammograms, contraception and Pap smears. (The 1976 Hyde Amendment bans using federal funding to underwrite abortions, so what is at stake is money for other health-care services for women.)

2016 National Clinic Violence Survey (Survey Link Attached)

The 2016 National Clinic Violence Survey is the 14th comprehensive nationwide survey of women’s health clinics conducted since 1993 by the Feminist Majority Foundation. The Survey results provide new evidence that the misleading videos targeting Planned Parenthood, released by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in the summer of 2015, have sparked a wave of violence and threats against abortion providers.

An Assault on Efforts to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

With flimsy justification, and in small type buried in routine documents, the Trump administration has informed 81 local governments and health groups that it will end grants they have received to run teen pregnancy prevention programs, two years before the grants are scheduled to end.