https://i1.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/latina_mother-e1485460868983.jpg?fit=1976%2C1039 1039 1976 Brigitte Parenteau http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Brigitte Parenteau2017-01-27 15:43:382017-01-27 15:50:04Implications of Repeal of the ACA for American Fertility
In considering the potential impact of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and other actions that may affect women’s health, most of the discussion has appropriately been on the impact on individual women. Indeed, Texas demonstrates the risks. In 2011, the state legislation cut family planning grants by 66%, and tried to redirect federal funds from Planned Parenthood to more general county-based programs. Although litigation initially prevented the switch, Texas eventually succeeded in replacing the federal funds with state money, and moving such funding away from family planning providers.