Texas is defunding Planned Parenthood clinics. What if every state did?

Associate Professor of Sociology Drew Halfmann is quoted by The Guardian.

Following a series of “sting” videos released this summer by an anti-abortion group, Republican lawmakers at both national and state levels have intensified calls to defund Planned Parenthood.

In Texas, as in Washington, Republican lawmakers argue that diverting grant dollars to other safety net clinics could help fill the gap in family planning services left by Planned Parenthood. But if Planned Parenthood were to stop serving publicly funded low-income clients, “there would clearly be shortages of providers”, said Drew Halfmann, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis, who studies the politics of health and social policy.

Read the full story in The Guardian.