President Donald Trump’s plan to withhold federal funds for organizations that perform abortions or make referrals for them will endanger women’s access to a wide range of health care, such as birth control, Pap tests for cervical cancer and testing for breast cancer and sexually transmitted infections. Trump’s effort is designed to placate a group of social conservatives who are determined to crush Planned Parenthood, damn the consequences.
They view the women’s health organization as evil because some of its clinics perform legal abortions. They constitute a small fraction of Planned Parenthood services, and no federal funds are used for the procedures. Trump opts to put women’s health at risk just so he can pander to a group that can’t seem to see anything beyond the abortion issue.