27 Apr '11, 7am

Oklahoma Republicans Try To Keep Planned Parenthood From Feeding Babies

Oklahoma Republicans Try To Keep Planned Parenthood From Feeding Babies

In a shocking story out of Oklahoma, a Republican state representative amended a senior nutrition bill to slash funding for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) health program, by refusing to allow nine independent contractors to distribute federally funded nutrition and food vouchers to low-income mothers. One of these contractors is Planned Parenthood. Observers said that Planned Parenthood was the clear target in amending the legislation, which shifts responsibility for providing the vouchers to various government sites, mostly county health departments. Although over the past few months, "pro-life" Republicans in the national Congress have made strong attempts to paint Planned Parenthood as primarily an abortion provider, the Tulsa Planned Parenthood does not, ironically, provide abortion services. What it does do is provide essential care for more than 3,535 women, in...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/oklahoma-r...

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