Discover the Truth About Planned Parenthood: Lesson 1

Question

If Planned Parenthood were to be defunded, where would low-income people and others get health care and STI testing?

Answer

There are thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the U.S. that provide comprehensive health care for low-income men, women, and children. FQHCs outnumber Planned Parenthood’s approximately 650 centers, with many located in rural communities. In 2014, over 22 million Americans received care from FQHCs, according to America’s Health Centers. By comparison, Planned Parenthood facilities served only 2.5 million, roughly one-tenth as many people.

FQHCs are able to provide everything Planned Parenthood offers, including annual exams, STD testing, and all birth control methods. FQHCs also offer a variety of services that most Planned Parenthood facilities do not, including x-rays, vision and dental care, prenatal care, and primary care for families.

A substantial amount of the government funding that Planned Parenthood currently receives could be redirected to FQHCs through legislation. This would enable FQHCs to offer their expanded range of services to an even greater number of Americans.

Videos

Take a look at this video, which shows employees at actual Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide indicating that all they offer pregnant women is abortion.

Here is a video in which dozens of Planned Parenthood facilities are asked about the availability of ultrasound services.

Something to think about

How do you feel knowing that the government is funding abortions with your tax dollars?

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