Freesia DeNaples

Friday, March 24, 2017

In Focus, episode 2: What defunding Planned Parenthood could mean for Arizonans

A Republican health reform bill stalled in the House of Representatives this week, but the proposal gave an inside view into potential plans to prohibit federal health insurance from covering care at Planned Parenthood.

In Arizona, approximately 33,000 people received care at Planned Parenthood clinics in 2015, much of which did not involve abortion. If government health plans no longer covered care there, thousands of people might have to look elsewhere. Could other clinics serve them instead? Cronkite News producer Freesia DeNaples in Phoenix and reporter Kendra Penningroth in Washington take an in-depth look at the issue. (Audio coming soon)

The In Focus theme song is called “Wounds (Remix)” by Ketsa , used under Creative Commons .

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