By Kelsey Harkness
The Daily Signal, August 3, 2015
Besides providing abortions, the organization offers breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment and well-woman exams.
Planned Parenthood claims that millions of low- and middle-income women across the country rely on these services.
Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on health care policy, believes that these services are not exclusive to Planned Parenthood. If the organization were defunded tomorrow, she said, “women would still have access to services.”
The infrastructure already is in place to provide services to women through more than 9,200 community health centers around the country. Planned Parenthood could be defunded right away, and women would still have access to services, and in a way that would allow them to have more continuity of care.
Turner was referring to the thousands of community medical centers that already exist and are eligible for federal funding.