With the imminent inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, Congressional Republicans now have exactly what they need to make good on a long-held obsession: “defunding” Planned Parenthood.
Their previous effort to strip the nonprofit health care provider of the federal funding it uses for routine healthcare was stymied by President Obama’s veto, but Trump has no such qualms.
So it’s important that Americans are clear on exactly what this means.
“Defunding” requires excluding Planned Parenthood from participating in Medicaid, the federal insurance program for poor and low-income Americans younger than 65. Read more…