Letter
May 11, 2017

An attack on women’s health

Dear Editor,

There are 2.5 million patients that come to Planned Parenthood for care every year, regardless of their zip code, income, sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, or country of origin.

Shutting down Planned Parenthood would deny millions of patients access to its cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, and more. If patients are blocked from care at Planned Parenthood, many would have nowhere else to go for health care.

This “defunding” scheme is nothing more than a blatantly political attempt to attack women’s health and rights, while taking health care away from the people who need it most. Every person has a fundamental right to affordable, quality health care.

Bug Schilling, Poultney

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