“We’re looking at clinics that are associated with abortion entities,” White said. “Planned Parenthood is the model of what we’re looking at.”
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Supporters of abortion rights and Planned Parenthood said stripping public funding from the organization would primarily affect low-income women.
Michelle Trupiano, executive director of the Missouri Family Health Council, said clinics and health departments in Missouri are overloaded with patients, meaning any reductions in funding in one sector will have a “dramatic” impact on all of the clinics.
“It is at its breaking point,” Trupiana said. “Where are those patients going to go? We’re talking about urgent and timely care where it’s needed.”
Heather Donohue, St. Louis, slammed the Republican majority for interfering with women seeking health care.
“Politicians have no business putting barriers between patients and health care providers we trust,” Donohue said.
Mo Del Villar, legislative director for the Missouri chapter of the ACLU, said the state should not impose “unscientific” and “draconian” restrictions on health care at a time when there is still a pandemic underway.
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