Arizona Battles Planned Parenthood in an Attempt to Cut Funding

Arizona Battles Planned Parenthood in an Attempt to Cut Funding


YUMA - Since the middle of summer it has been a back and forth court scuffle between the state of Arizona and Planned Parenthood. Now if the state wins its appeal 3,000 AHCCCS patients in Arizona including many here in Yuma could be cut off.

That means - women like Aislinn Uribe who has been going to planned parent hood for the last two years will not be able to go there anymore for her monthly birth control pills.

Aislinn says "It's pretty pricey if you don't have insurance. That's what I like about this place the insurance is so affordable and stuff." The cuts would also block women like Susan Sheppard from getting other basic check-ups like mammogram's and physicals. Sheppard tells News 13 "the trust and the back up support and financially it's secure here so to have that taken away, with insurance and the way things are going now I can't imaging how it would be."

Planned Parent Hood tells News 13 its Yuma clinic does not perform abortions. Again, a cut in state funding could affect up 3,000 people and most of them would be women.


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