Proponents of cutting public funding to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers often argue that other clinics can step in. But research from ANSIRH, University of Texas at Austin and University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that providing family planning care to patients without the participation of established women’s health organizations presents serious challenges.
In an op-ed, ANSIRIH's Dr. Carole Joffe explores a key question: "What became of that short-lived moment in American politics when contraception was viewed as the main point of 'common ground' between supporters and opponents of abortion?"
“We’ve been interested in trying to make the Pill go over the counter for a very long time,” says [ANSIRH's Dr. Daniel] Grossman. “But the stakes have changed, and the reality now is this could be really helpful if women end up losing [Obamacare] coverage.”