Planned Parenthood says Trump Proposal Would Hurt Basic Health Care Services

May 18, 2018

In New Hampshire, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England says the proposal will jeopardize funding for basic women's health care, including contraceptives.

Local women's health providers are responding to the Trump administration's proposal to cut funding from clinics that offer abortions or refer women to places that do.

These clinics would lose Title X funds, which provide family planning and preventive care to uninsured or low income people. By law, these funds cannot be used for abortions.

Of the 18,000 people who are eligible for Title X services in New Hampshire, about 60 percent go to Planned Parenthood to get those services.  

Sabrina Dunlap is the vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. She says she's worried for patients.

"It would be a huge number of people who wouldn't be able to receive basic reproductive health care,” she said. “At the end of the day, that hurts vulnerable populations."

With these federal funds, Planned Parenthood provides birth control, STD testing, and preventative cancer screenings.