Defunding Planned Parenthood

I've been reading a lot on social media and online about what happens when we defund Planned Parenthood, and what the repercussions of the new healthcare act will have on underserved populations.  I won't pretend to be a journalist and I won't pretend that I understand all the minutiae of what is going on.  But let me tell you what defunding Planned Parenthood means to me as a pediatrician. 

In my lifetime, I've had to tell two separate twelve-year-old girls that they were pregnant.  Two.  One when I was a resident one when I was an attending. 

For both, I don't know the outcome. 

xo, ox

Suffice it to say that I like palindromes.  What's a palindrome?  Something that reads the same forward and backward.  Like xo, ox by Adam Rex and illustrated by Scott Campbell, my current favorite picture book.  xo, ox is a perfect little unexpected love story that made me laugh out loud again and again.