It's real, folks. Extremists in Congress are gearing up to block millions of patients from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, and other care at Planned Parenthood, hitting low-income folks and people of color the hardest.
This is a sweeping attack on women's bodies and their rights. Here's what you need to know:
These Medicaid reimbursements cover basic health care – things like cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control.
Blocking people from access to this care could result in increased rates of STDs, cancer deaths and unintended pregnancies.
People of color, people who earn low incomes and rural folks will be most affected, as these folks already face barriers to health care and may have no other options.
We've faced threats before, but nothing even remotely this serious. THIS WILL HAPPEN if we don't get an unprecedented number of people to speak up loudly, over and over. The truth is that it may happen even if we do, but make no mistake: we CAN make our voices so loud that Congress has to listen. This document lays out clear steps YOU can take to help stop this nightmare scenario as a Planned Parenthood Defender.