The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting that Planned Parenthood services used by roughly 14,000 women last year in the North Country could be scaled back if conservatives in the House have their way.
Kathie Wunderlich, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, said North Country clinics may not survive without federal funding.
She said North Country women and others in rural areas face worse obstacles to receiving health care than women elsewhere in the country.
“There is a lack of primary health-care providers,” Wunderlich said. “A huge number of patients consider us their primary care provider — their only care provider, actually.”
Planned Parenthood has been a target for conservatives for years, because one of the services the organization provides is legal, safe abortions.
Meanwhile, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that the liberal group MoveOn.org plans a protest outside the Saratoga office of freshman Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook).
They will protest the House Republicans’ budget plan, the political advocacy group announced.