By Hannahjane Arellano
A fierce battle over the future of reproductive rights is now being processed in Washington as congressional Republicans made the first move to slash funding for Planned Parenthood. While Trump was campaigning, he selected Tom Price to represent the Department of Health and Services. In starting to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the GOP (Grand Old Party) plans to target the country’s largest women’s health care provider. Planned Parenthood could lose most of their reimbursements from Medicaid and other funding as soon as this spring if the repeal advances.
The main reason is because one of the health care options for women is the right to an abortion. The abortion law ranges from state to state, but President Trump and other Conservatives who share the same viewpoint as him believe that terminating a pregnancy is unjust due to the fact that they believe a fetus is still a child. It falls into the same beliefs for many religions which is completely valid just like your right to choose.
Margaret Sanger, a Birth control activist and sex educator believes that,” No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”
Let us not forget that Planned Parenthood also supplies other medical attention like regular check ups and or test screenings. They provide other health care services not just abortion which truly raises problems to those who rely for their service.
The congressional bans on abortion funding prove a particular religious or moral viewpoint on those women who rely on government-funded health care. Providing funding for abortion does not encourage or compel women to have abortions, but denying funding compels many women to carry their pregnancies to term.