Women’s healthcare is under assault once again. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is pulling all funding for Planned Parenthood, an outrageous decision that threatens women’s access to vital health services. But what’s particularly concerning is this funding cut will impact underserved communities most.
Breast Cancer Action is committed to addressing the social inequities of breast cancer. We are particularly outraged that the funding cuts to Planned Parenthood will primarily affect women without health insurance and low income women, disproportionately women of color.
Planned Parenthood provides vital health services including screening, clinical exams, referrals for ultrasounds and biopsies, and breast health education, often to women who do not otherwise have access to healthcare. One in 6 women of reproductive age get their healthcare through Planned Parenthood.
We believe all women should have access to the same healthcare. The care a woman receives should not be based on the type of insurance or financial resources that she has or does not have access to—or political agendas.
Women’s health is women’s health, period. We insist on our rights as women to be in control of our medical decisions and choices without regard to politics, corporate interest, or the agendas of others. Organizations that are truly committed to women’s health must put women’s health before politics. We stand with Planned Parenthood in our shared commitment to putting women’s health first.
Thank you for your continued support on these important actions that make a difference in women’s lives.