Planned Parenthood is an organization that specializes in women’s reproductive health. The federal poverty level for individuals is an annual salary of $11,880, and 75% of Planned Parenthood users earn incomes 150% below that level, or an annual salary of $17,820. Paul Ryan, the GOP House Speaker announced that they would almost half the funding given to Planned Parenthood. The potential defunding not only has economic implications, but social impacts as well. Access to birth control was a monumental development for female economic empowerment. The Planned Parenthood Action fund president, Cecile Richards, said, “z "Planned Parenthood has been here for 100 years and we're going to be here for 100 more. Women and men in this country won't let politicians like Paul Ryan and Mike Pence take us back decades”.


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