Demand for Family Planning Services on the Rise in L.A.
As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., consider cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the group's Los Angeles affiliate is facing a growing demand for reproductive health services. Sue Dunlap, president of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, said demand for services increased this year by 10% to 15%. Many of the women the clinics serve are enrolled in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, or receive care through the state's family planning program for low-income residents.
- "Planned Parenthood in Demand Even Amid Uncertain Future" (Roan, Los Angeles Times, 4/10).