Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

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Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. That’s a bipartisan majority: more than half of Republicans, and more than eight in ten Democrats are opposed to a shutdown over Planned Parenthood.

Despite those numbers, a small contingent of extreme politicians is threatening to hold the federal government hostage over their pet issue. They say they’re willing to go to any lengths to defund Planned Parenthood.

What are these politicians willing to do get their way?

  • Deny health care to many of the 2.7 million women, men and young people who go to Planned Parenthood for birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, pap tests, and more
  • Cost taxpayers up to $130 million over ten years (after accounting for cost savings from the defunding) due to increases in unplanned pregnancies and related costs that would be covered by Medicaid
  • Shut down the entire U.S. government as a political tactic – and the last government shutdown in 2013 cost the economy an estimated $24 billion.

Enough is enough. Extremists in Washington have had their fair say, and Americans have had enough of poisonous politics. It’s time to let Planned Parenthood do their job, and for our lawmakers in Washington to do theirs.