Federal grant stops GOP shutdown of NC Planned Parenthood clinic

Samantha 2012/07/25 15:16:16
Republicans who stripped North Carolina Planned Parenthood have found their victory to be short-lived as the organization has successfully applied for federal funds, according to McClatchy Newspapers. Durham, North Carolina’s Planned Parenthood Clinic was facing a shutdown as a result of the budget cuts, but will now be receiving three times what it lost to the cuts as a result of federal grant programs.

The Durham clinic, which does not perform abortions, offers contraceptives, pap smears, STD and diabetes testing and other health services to low and no-income women, and women without health insurance. [Please note state aid to the clinic was only $125,000, a small fraction of the state's budget, proving the GOP couldn't have been all that worried about balancing a budget but, instead, was more focused on waging war against women.]

Now armed with some $426,000, acquired through what is known as Title X family planning funding, the clinic is preparing to take on more patients than before...

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2008, 524,000 women in North Carolina were in need of publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies. Title X-supported centers provided contraceptive care to 135,800 women in the state that year.

In that year, it is estimated that Title X-provided services prevented some 28,200 unwanted pregnancies, pregnancies that would have resulted in approximately 12,500 births and 11,800 abortions. [In other words, the actions of the North Carolina GOP would have resulted in more abortions not less abortion.]

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  • DizziNY 2012/07/25 15:19:16 (edited)
    Ok, so they are keeping Margret Sanger's dream of killing off minorities and people she considered to be a drain on society. Lowlifes. The people who do not support the murder of babies need to protest against using their tax dollars to pay for killing babies. Oh, I don't believe that they don't perform abortions, they are liars.
  • Samantha DizziNY 2012/07/25 15:58:07
    The clinic doesn't perform abortions.
  • Idiot r... Samantha 2012/07/25 16:01:20
    Idiot repubs
    It's the poor's main access to healthcare, right wingers do not understand this. They just go to the ER and stick us with the bill.
  • Samantha Idiot r... 2012/07/25 16:04:05
    You're right; conservatives don't want the poor, especially minorities, to have access to family planning and health care.

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