Opponents: PA Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood
By Tony Romeo | April 26, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that opponents say is an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania.
Republican state Senator John Eichelberger indicates his bill would prioritize funding for women’s health to direct money to providers that offer more services than Planned Parenthood.
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Republican Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania
By Anna Orso | April 4, 2017
A GOP state senator from central Pennsylvania quietly introduced a bill in Harrisburg last week that, if passed, could decrease funding to Planned Parenthood centers across the state.
Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair, last week introduced Senate Bill 300, which prioritizes how Department of Human Services funds earmarked for family planning programs are allocated, starting with non-public hospitals and federally qualified health centers, and then to rural health clinics.
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Measure To Cut PA Planned Parenthood Funding Passes To Senate
By Katie Meyer | April 26, 2017
A bill that could potentially eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania has passed a state Senate committee.
Sponsored by Republican Senator John Eichelberger, of Blair County, Senate Bill 300 would create a hierarchy for federal and state funding of family planning and women’s health services.
The memo for the measure says it prioritizes “conventional” healthcare. Eichelberger said that means clinics and hospitals that provide a wider range of services will get more money. Planned Parenthood, which provides services targeted at reproductive health, will get lowest priority.
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