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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:12 PM

Iowa Senate Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood


"Pro-life and pro-choice supports turned out at the Iowa State Capitol to voice their thoughts as the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that blocks family planning funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

Rejecting passionate pleas from supporters of reproductive rights, the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate voted Thursday to block public funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, praised Planned Parenthood, saying it does more than any other medical provider to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

“We have a high quality provider that patients like and they want to continue to have access to those services like anyone would," Bolkcom said. "This bill says 'no' to these women. The real purpose of this bill is to punish Planned Parenthood because they provide services to women seeking legal access to an abortion. What is ironic about Senate File 2 is that it will result in thousands of unplanned pregnancies and many, many more abortions."

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/02/amid-heated-rhetoric-iowa-senate-votes-halt-planned-parenthood-funding/97378012/
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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:14 PM

1. Shame on them.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:18 PM

2. ..I agree with you completely ...nt

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