New Hampshire De-Funds Planned Parenthood, Forcing Them to Stop Dispensing Birth Control

The New Hampshire state legislature has voted to defund Planned Parenthood’s pharmaceutical services, and Planned Parenthood Centers in that state have stopped dispensing birth control.

(Planned Parenthood) provides its services on a sliding scale based on income, with 70 percent of patients paying nothing or near nothing for birth control pills because they earn less than 150 percent of the federal poverty line.

What is New Hampshire thinking? Here’s what Raymond Wieczorek, a council member who voted against refunding Planned Parenthood’s state pharmacy contract, had to say

“If you want to have a party, have a party but don’t ask me to pay for it.”

What Mr W doesn’t seem to realize is that the he will be footing the bill for the party in the long run if unplanned pregnancies result from this short-sighted move. And if it’s abortion he’s against, then de-funding birth control is just plain dumb.

 

5 Responses to New Hampshire De-Funds Planned Parenthood, Forcing Them to Stop Dispensing Birth Control

  1. This is really sad.

    I grew up in NH and always thought of it as a more open minded state. My first OBGYN was the Planned Parenthood in Manchester. I got free exams and birth control because I was a young student. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like had I not had access to them.

    I’m so sad to see this happening. I hope they pull their heads out of their rumps before too long…

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