Planned Parenthood claims that women would lose access to low-cost healthcare if they were to stop receiving taxpayer funding. However, there are more than 10,500 taxpayer-funded community health centers that provide everything that Planned Parenthood provides for women and more, minus abortions. Visit www.findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov to find a Federally Qualified Health Center in your area.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free Community Clinics are a BETTER option for women than Planned Parenthood.
- They offer services to all persons regardless of the person’s ability to pay, and, unlike Planned Parenthood they provide comprehensive primary care services.
- There are more than 13,000 FQHCs and community health care clinics across the United States. (Planned Parenthood only has 669 locations.)
- In every Congressional bill that has been proposed to defund Planned Parenthood, legislators proposed redirecting money previously earmarked for Planned Parenthood to these FQHCs and community clinics so they can serve more.