Although federal law already bans federal funds from paying for most abortions, the AHCA would stop Planned Parenthood
from receiving federal Medicaid funding for 1 year.
"Nobody ever believed me; now they see firsthand that they want to stop Planned Parenthood
from providing these services."
Though there is no indication that new legislation expanding the ranks of potential abortionists in California made abortion any safer (data actually indicate it made things worse; see NRL News Today, 2/20/13), this does not stop Planned Parenthood
from praising the "advocacy work" of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California in getting the law passed.
To stop Planned Parenthood
clinics from receiving public financing, Texas' Republican leaders gambled that the state could operate a contraception and cancer-screening program for low-income women without tens of millions of federal dollars.