NH House bans funds for Planned Parenthood

Part two of NH’s effort to defund low-income healthcare across the state.

“This is an issue dealing with Planned Parenthood and what good they do for the lower income people of this state,” Fredette said.

The House’s health and human services committee consists of 13 Republicans and five Democrats. In October, the committee voted 12-5 to recommend killing the bill on the House floor. Rep. Alida Millham, a pro-choice Republican from Gilford on the committee, warned the bill could also cut funding to hospitals that provide abortion services.

Rep. Susan DeLemus was also quoted as having said “As a sovereign citizen, I do not ever want to contribute to the stopping of a baby’s heart with my tax dollars”. Rep. Susan DeLemus isn’t very good at understanding two things, obviously - biology and the Hyde Amendment. 

"I've been hearing a lot of people talk about IUDs. How do they work and are they safe?"

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about IUDs, mostly because they are one of the most effective and long-lasting forms of birth control.

An IUD (intrauterine device) is a small, “T-shaped” device made of flexible plastic. A health care provider inserts an IUD into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy.

There are two brands of IUD available in the United States — ParaGard and Mirena. The ParaGard IUD contains copper and is effective for 12 years. The Mirena IUD releases a small amount of progestin, a hormone, and is effective for 5 years. They both work by affecting the way sperm move so they can’t join with an egg. If sperm cannot join with an egg, pregnancy cannot happen.

Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they use the ParaGard or the Mirena IUD.

Most women can use either the ParaGard or the Mirena IUD safely. But all medications have some risks, so safety is a common concern when choosing a birth control method. Certain conditions increase the risk of side effects. Talk with your health care provider about your health and whether an IUD is likely to be safe for you. For more information, visit http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/iud-4245.htm


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