Hal C. Lawrence, MD; Debra L. Ness, MS
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Vincent E. Friedewald, MD
University of Texas HSC
February 6, 2017
Interesting that there is no mention that they are nation's largest provider of abortions, which is the REAL reason Planned Parenthood exists.
February 19, 2017
No Need For Taxpayer Funds
PPH is a fine organization. It renders services to those mostly unable to afford them without financial assistance. This assistance, I contend, should come from its advocates; not the taxpaying public.
Gary Gerstein, MD
March 26, 2017
Why we need PPH
PPH provides access to quality healthcare for women and families who would not be able to receive it otherwise. Family Planning and cancer screening for low income patients would suffer dramatically if PPH is defunded. We, as physicians, should be for not against PPH, a provider that increases access to life-saving care through early detection of disease and provides contraceptive services resulting in fewer unintended pregnancies, and ,therefore, less abortions. There is a significant subset of our population that would not be able to avail themselves of such critical services if PPH is defunded.
Lawrence HC, Ness DL. Planned Parenthood Provides Essential Services That Improve Women's Health. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:443–444. doi: 10.7326/M17-0217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(6):443-444.
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