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State role to fund Planned Parenthood after Title X cuts

Planned Parenthood has long been the target of the anti-choice crowd. Approximately 40 percent of Planned Parenthood's funding comes from federal programs such as Medicaid (health care for lower-income Americans) and Title X (family planning programs serving a similar economic group). Under Medicaid, overseen by the states, reimbursement to the states is 90% of monies they spend on family planning services. Many of the services provided by Planned Parenthood are for screening and treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), along with contraception.

What can we do? When federal funding is cut to Planned Parenthood, it will be much more important for states to step in with progressive leadership. We need to support, strengthen, and increase leadership of those at the state level who care about women and the environment.

Source: Sierra Club 2017 voting recommendation on Planned Parenthood , Jan 1, 2017

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