Rep. Gwen Moore on Planned Parenthood and Her Private Life

Monday, February 28, 2011

A little over a week ago, in the midst of the heated debates around our nation’s proposed federal budget cuts, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) attracted national attention. After 240 of 241 House Republicans voted to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding, Moore spoke up. But rather than just explain that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care, she chose to tell her personal story of growing up as a poor, single, teenage mother. Congresswoman Moore joins us from Wisconsin to talk about her story and her thoughts on reproductive health funding.


Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [5]

R'ichard Storm from Hell's Kitchen

I appreciate that there are those who have moral objections to a (small) portion of their tax dollars funding abortion counseling (if not abortions themselves). But I am a pacifist and have moral objections to a (great) portion of my tax dollars funding actual warfare. If we allow that argument to defund Planned Parenthood, can I use it to defund the military?

Feb. 28 2011 10:02 AM
Ed from Larchont

If they didn't do abortions, we'd be glad to fund them. SInce they do abortions, whatever else they do is not relevant.

Feb. 28 2011 09:38 AM
Peg from Ithaca

Planned Parenthood provides affordable reproductive healthcare to women with limited incomes in many areas besides abortion - low cost routine pelvic exams, breast exams, referrals for other tests (mamograms), maternity care, advice and referral on infertility, advice on all methods of birth control, care of menopausal patients, consultation, advice and referrals to specialists when necessary. I have used Planned Parenthood my whole life. I am a low income senior and I would very appreciate continued funding of this valuable organization.

Feb. 28 2011 08:12 AM
Beth from Jackson Heights

Is it not the height of hypocrisy to cut funds for Planned Parenthood and WIC (nutritional support for women and their babies) in the same bill?

Feb. 28 2011 07:56 AM
sarah canido

I think its one of those damned if you do damned if you dont. these clinics do provide a huge amount of reproductive care... that being said with out it there will be a slew of women left with out options..... that will most likely end in a slew of "un planned parenthoods" once again the state will get a bill. cant cut corners everywhere.

Feb. 28 2011 07:24 AM

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