5. UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD: WAVE OF THE FUTURE?
Women’s health care appeared to be the first target of the Republican majority following November’s midterm elections. By January, Republicans had sponsored a measure seeking to abolish federal funding of Planned Parenthood, which has served as the major provider of gynecological and other health services to American women since 1916. As of this writing Planned Parenthood is in the midst of a fight for its life to maintain support for all its vital services, which are under fierce political attack by Republicans. When the majority of Republican Congressmen obtain female reproductive systems, then we’ll talk.