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.