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One-Third of Iowa's Planned Parenthood Clinics Are Closing

20 Mai 2017

Planned Parenthood insists that regardless of the closures, it will keep in front its clients, benefactors, and lawmakers.

Four of the 12 Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa are set to shut down, a week after the state's governor signed a law blocking access to the health care provider through Iowa's state Medicaid program. "However, the harsh reality is that, despite all our efforts, there will be women who fall through the cracks and lose access to health care because of this unsafe legislation". "I've supported Planned Parenthood in the past, but until I worked with them closely on this, I didn't understand how many services they - and for some, they alone - provide", Whedon said in a statement released with the short.

Prichard said, too, that Iowa needs to address what he called a crisis in mental health care. Another was a desire to consolidate services in a new facility the organization plans to build in New Mexico.

"It was a small operation, but served quite a few patients", said Phillips.

The other health centers slated for closing are in Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk.

Taylor Roberson of West Burlington said care received at the Burlington Planned Parenthood clinic made it possible for her to pursue personal and professional goals after a decade of dealing with undiagnosed abdominal pain.

"There's no secret that the reproductive health landscape right now is tough", she said, referring to the "defund Planned Parenthood" campaigns from opponents of abortion.

Mansanares stressed that Planned Parenthood would maintain a presence in the state via the Wyoming Abortion Fund, a network of abortion providers, and by continuing to offer "sexual education resources". Republican-led states also have sought to block taxpayer money from supporting the organization.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) and the ACLU of Indiana are taking the state to court over legislation passed out of the Indiana General Assembly this year. TRAP laws were remarkably successful, closing down dozens of clinics and forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to access safe abortion.

Iowa's state legislature recently approved a new budget that discontinues the existing Medicaid family planning program and replaces it with a state program that bans funding for abortion providers.

Abortions comprise only three percent of its total services. Eight clinics remain open in Iowa, but the closings bring the number that provide abortions down to five, according to the Associated Press.

While they seem benign, these requirements do nothing to ensure that abortion, which is already 14 times safer than childbirth, is any safer for patients and instead create often insurmountable obstacles to providers.

You can say what you want about Planned Parenthood and their false claims to provide life-saving health care to women. "And it's not a good thing for Iowans who want and need family planning services".

Community Health Care has locations all over the Quad Cities and they're getting ready to take on more clients, they provide numerous same affordable health care services for women.

One-Third of Iowa's Planned Parenthood Clinics Are Closing