Parfitt: Women’s health threatened by GOP’s “ideological statement” (video)
Look for more fiery rhetoric this week directed at the recommendations approved by the House budget subcommittees just prior to the Easter break.
While many House Democrats said the recommendations were “not worthy” of North Carolina, Rep. Diane Parfitt was especially critical of a special provision that would prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving any state funding.
The Cumberland County Democrat said that the Health and Human Services recommendation was “not a budgetary mandate, but an ideological statement” by the GOP.
Parfitt, who is a retired nurse, notes that in her own home district there is a six week delay at the county health department for many of the preventative services Planned Parenthood provides.
This Wednesday, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina hopes to persuade legislators to reject the budget rider with a rally in advance of the full Appropriations Committee meeting.
To hear more from Rep. Parfitt on the cuts to HHS, click below: