The above pie chart shows what services Planned Parenthood provides to its clients. As you can see, only 3% of their services are used towards abortion, and the abortions are not paid with federal funding. Most patients come to the Planned Parenthood clinics for birth control and to get tested for STDs and STIs. Cutting Title X funding would severely limit these patient’s access to care and hinder the prevention of STDs and unplanned pregnancies. Additionally, 75% of their patients fall below the poverty line.
I only wish some members of the US Congress would realize these facts while they try to block funding to Planned Parenthood clinics and others who benefit from Title X money.
(Chart credit: What Planned Parenthood actually does by Ezra Klein)