Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wisconsin Shifts Money Away from Planned Parenthood

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Services plans to pull $130,000 in funding from Planned Parenthood in favor of funding "well woman care" through other organizations that do not perform abortions. In response, Planned Parenthood advocates have perpetuated a deceptive media campaign to imply that they provide myriad breast cancer prevention, when in fact they do not.
". . . failure to renew these contracts will jeopardize free health screenings, diagnostic testing and referrals for breast and cervical cancer treatment services . . ."
-- Writes Democrats Sen. Jessica King, Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, and Gordon Hintz (making clear that Planned Parenthood makes referrals, but does NOT perform all such services)
For background, read Breast Cancer No Concern at Planned Parenthood

-- From "Wisconsin shakes up health funding" by Michael Louis Vinson, Staff Writer, Post-Crescent (Appleton Wisconsin) 12/15/11

Since 1995, Planned Parenthood has coordinated [NOT performed] a breast and cervical cancer screening program for low-income and underinsured women ages 45 to 64 in Outagamie, Winnebago, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties.

Though funded primarily with federal dollars, the $1.8 million program — known as Wisconsin Well Woman — is a state and federal partnership

[This] comes months after the state Legislature passed a biennial budget this summer that included language designed to strip Planned Parenthood of access to public dollars.

The state budget further prohibited organizations that provide abortions, refer women to abortion services or have "affiliates" that do the same from accessing "women's health funds."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planned Parenthood Loses $130K in Tax Funding in Wisconsin" by Steven Ertelt, 12/15/11

. . . Governor Scott Walker, who is pro-life, says women can get the same screening help from legitimate medical providers that do not also kill and injure women and children in abortions. He said the program is not being eliminated, just modified so abortion centers don’t receive taxpayer funding.

“The program is still in place. The Well Woman, in particular to make sure women have access to exams for cancer and other things, is funding. It’s in place. We’re just not contracting with Planned Parenthood to do that,” Governor Walker said.

A bill Walker signed redirects $1 million in state and federal family planning funds away from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. In 2010 Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received more than $18 million in federal and state family planning funds that it claims has reduced abortions. However, the abortion business did 5,439 abortions in 2009, a 56% increase from 2008.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Breast Cancer from Abortion Demonstrated, Again