Local Planned Parenthood Chapter Sounds Alarm Over Loss Of Federal Funding
“Defunding Planned Parenthood could cause an increase in cancer deaths, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and HIV," said Cita Walsh, vice president of communications for the Pacific Southwest chapter of Planned Parenthood.
San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could Be Devastating
Planned Parenthood is used to threats. But the threatened cutoff of taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood from Republicans in Congress has officials at the organization alarmed. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest operates 12 clinics in San Diego County, five in Riverside County, and one in Imperial County. Collectively, they treated more than 137,000 people last year. The organization is a leading provider of family planning services, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and screenings for breast and cervical cancer. (Goldberg, 12/20)