Trump good for one NGO, but not its clients


The NGO is Planned Parenthood, and its clients are women facing the spectre of unwanted pregnancies in an administration headed by a President-elect who has threatened to criminalize abortion.

Here’s Trump making that very threat during a March 29 MSNBC forum:

With Trump’s impending electoral college triumph, women had been flocking to Planned Parenthood for help.

The McClatchy Washington Bureau reports:

The phone has been ringing off the hook at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, with women rushing to make appointments to get long-acting birth control.

In the two weeks since Donald Trump won the presidency, the number of appointments at the organization’s 12 clinics has jumped by 81 percent, according to spokeswoman Tiffany Harms.

Many women fear that President-elect Donald Trump will try to follow through on his promises to outlaw abortion and scrap the Affordable Care Act, which helps many poor women by providing birth control with no co-pays

The most popular requests: intrauterine devices, or IUDs, small plastic devices that are inserted into the uterus and left in place, and hormonal implants.

Planned Parenthood officials say it’s a similar situation across the country, with many women braced for the worst. They fear that Trump will try to follow through on his promises to outlaw abortion and scrap the Affordable Care Act, which helps many poor women by providing birth control with no co-pays.

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