MADISON – Today, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin supporters are joining with people across the country to show their defiance against the relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood by participating in Pink Out Day, a digital advocacy campaign. This action comes on the heels of a major health care victory, stopping the Affordable Care Act repeal bill, which included a provision block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements.
- On Thursday, Qunnipaic released a new poll showing that 80% of American voters are opposed to “defunding” Planned Parenthood when they understand that it means blocking patients who rely on Medicaid from accessing preventive and essential health care.
- Last week, a PerryUndem poll showed 74% of voters – including 57% of Trump voters – oppose actions that would prohibit women from accessing birth control, well woman care and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.
- A poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed 75% of Americans, including majorities of both Republican women and men, support federal Medicaid reimbursement for Planned Parenthood.
“We know that this is just the beginning. Politicians will not stop attacking women’s health, but Pink Out Day is a reminder that each time they try, we will be back in full force. Planned Parenthood will never stop fighting for the 60,000 Wisconsinites who rely on us for care each year,” said Safar.