Planned Parenthood supporters take stand against Obamacare repeal

Surrounded by pink-clad Planned Parenthood supporters waving their pink glow sticks, Novelyn Aquino explained that as a teenager with strict Filipino parents, Planned Parenthood was important in teaching her about reproductive health.

“Planned Parenthood was a safe place for me to go when I couldn’t talk about this stuff within my own home. As a Filipino American and someone who considers herself very spiritual, at the same time I want to make sure people, women of color have access to quality care,” Aquino said.

Using the service into her 40’s, Planned Parenthood also helped detect and diagnose her cancer.

“The access of being able to get cancer screenings and mammograms daily quickly; that’s something it takes time. People can get hurt their lives are dependent on it. Mine was so fast as far as when I got diagnosed or at least when they took x-rays of the lump to getting the mammogram, and ultrasound was within days. I was diagnosed within a week,” she shared.

On the eve of the Senate’s big reveal of the bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, it was about painting the night pink, as several Planned Parenthood rallies took place throughout the country.

About 200 took to the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, talking about the need for Planned Parenthood.

The new healthcare bills looks to strip the organization of Medicaid funding for a year — as critics have claimed that it funds abortion.

“If this bill passes and is signed into law, millions will lose their insurance and their access to care,” said Belinda Vazquez, VP external affairs at Planned Parenthood LA. “This bill would block people on Medicare and Medicaid in California from going to Planned Parenthood for services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment,and let me be clear, no federal funding goes to abortion.”

With the new health care plan proposal now unveiled, advocates will take to the phones and streets to lobby for lawmakers to reject any bill that would cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

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  • Juan
    23 June 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Planned Parenthood receives $ 500 Million A YEAR budget coming from US Taxpayer. Portion of your Obamacare insurance premium goes to Planned Parenhood to fund KILLING BABIES (Abortion).
    Tawag namin na mga matatandang Pinoy, ay eto ang LAGARING HAPON na negosyo. Ang babae ay nag-enjoy para mabuntis, libre naman ang palaglag at pagpatay nang bata, at ibebenta pa nang Planned Parenhood ang baby parts. Source/watch; Youtube;”Planned Parenthood black market in baby parts”.Meron nang $500M na pera at doble pa ang kita sa benta nang bata. Dito nagka malas-malas ang Democrat Party sa election dahil sa Obamacare Planned Parenhood. The terminology “lagaring hapon” started after the end of WW2. The Japs soldiers line-up Filipino suspected guerillas chop their head with Samurai sword, then pick-up the chopped head, open the mouth and remove the gold teeth fillings of the victims. Patay na nanakawan pa.