Slate Magazine: GOP’s Planned Parenthood demagoguery is damaging health care

When Republicans threatened to shut down the government in order to deprive Planned Parenthood of its funding this past fall—making demagogic hay out of the false accusation that the women’s health care provider was selling “baby parts”—it wasn’t hard to predict that women’s access to vital services was about to take a blow. Six months later, though, new reporting suggests that the consequences of the GOP’s crusade are reverberating further than anyone could have predicted: It’s not only reproductive health that’s under assault, but also the U.S.’s ability to combat deadly diseases that range from HIV to the Zika virus.

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