Anti-Abortion Leaders: Sen. Susan Collins Spreads ‘Misinformation’ that Planned Parenthood Provides Health Care

National anti-abortion leaders say Sen. Susan Collins is spreading “misinformation” in her statements of support for continued taxpayer funding of America’s largest provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood.

Appearing as a guest Sunday on ABC’s This Week, the Republican senator from Maine saidit would be “a mistake” to defund Planned Parenthood in the Republican healthcare bill:

That is an important issue to me because I don’t think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers, for family planning, cancer screenings, for well-women care. It’s not the only issue in this huge bill. But I certainly think it’s not fair and it is a mistake to defund Planned Parenthood. It’s one of many issues.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, tells Breitbart News these remarks by Collins – a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood – actually hurt low-income women who need more comprehensive healthcare services.

“It’s misinformation about Planned Parenthood like Senator Collins and others are spreading that hurt low-income women and others who need basic healthcare the most,” says Hawkins, who heads the nation’s largest organization of pro-life youth. “There are thousands of Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs] all over the country that provide more comprehensive care than Planned Parenthood and are also government-subsidized through Medicaid.”

FQHCs outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by at least 20 to 1….

Source: Anti-Abortion Leaders: Sen. Susan Collins Spreads ‘Misinformation’ that Planned Parenthood Provides Health Care


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