Planned Parenthood Getting More Calls For Birth Control
Planned Parenthood said the republican sweep in Washington has their clients concerned about women's health services.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois said they've gotten more calls than normal from clients trying to obtain birth control, since Trump became the president-elect. That's because people are concerned about employer plans covering those in the future.
Planned Parenthood said they're concerned some could lose those benefits if the Affordable Care Act is repealed like president-elect Donald Trump has pledged to do.
Planned Parenthood said Illinois just passed legislation that would protect some insurance plans if the law is repealed, but not all of them.
Brigid Leahy with Illinois Planned Parenthood said, "The plans that are sold here in Illinois, and are subject to state regulations are. If it is a large group plan that's self-insured, that's subject to federal law, then it is not. So the best thing is to check with your insurance company or your HR Department at work to find out."
Springfield Right to Life said Trump hasn't even taken office yet, so we should wait to see what happens before jumping to conclusions.
Director Tim Moore said "Congress has promised to de-fund Planned Parenthood in the past, and they were unable to do so. I would be amazed if they could actually get anything done."
Planned Parenthood has billions of dollars at their disposal, and they should use that to fund their programs if federal funding is pulled.