Even In Planned Parenthood-Friendly State, Advocates Distressed Over Defunding Threat
California's Planned Parenthood estimates it could lose $260 million in federal aid if lawmakers vote to strip its funding.
Los Angeles Times:
California Is Friendly Territory, But A National Defunding Push Worries Planned Parenthood
At a recent breakfast gathering, Sue Dunlap, the president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, detailed the potential effects of a GOP-led effort to strip the group’s affiliates across the country of federal funding. It was a gloomy scenario for Planned Parenthood supporters, but attendees, according to Dunlap, were able to find some solace: The national outlook may be bleak, but surely in the Democratic bastion of California, the organization would be fine. Dunlap corrected them: Not only was Planned Parenthood in California not immune, it may have more to lose than its nationwide counterparts. (Mason, 1/12)