Congresswoman Gwen Moore was on The Takeaway to talk about women’s access to family planning and health care services, particularly for poor, black women in the U.S. Congresswoman Moore (D-Wis.) gave an impassioned speech recently on the House floor defending the funding of Planned Parenthood. This week we're joined by Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, which advocates cutting funding for programs like Planned Parenthood. Ryan Bomberger rents billboards in states like California and Louisiana, with messages like, “Black Children Are an Endagered Species” and “Too Many Aborted.”
Ryan says that there is an epidemic of abortion in black communities across the country. Bomberger believes that Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions to some of those women, should not receive federal funding. Planned Parenthood argues that it does not get federal funding for abortions, rather for life saving medical and health services that poor women would not otherwise readily receive.
Watch a video from The Radiance Foundation's latest campaign: