Youth Weigh-In: Abortion and Defunding Planned Parenthood

Jul. 3, 2019 / By

Long Beach high schoolers gave their two cents on the ongoing abortion conversation after learning that the Trump administration intends to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood if it continues to have anything to do with abortions. Last month, the Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a resolution to ban official travel and business contracts with Georgia and Alabama following the states’ recent anti-abortion laws.

Correction: A previously published version of this video erroneously stated that the Trump administration ruled to block federal funding of abortion services and education. Actually, the Trump rule, currently blocked by a federal judge, seeks to restrict federal funding to any organization that happens to also provide abortion services, referrals or develop or disseminate in any way materials (including printed matter, audiovisual materials and web-based materials) that advocate abortion as a method of family planning.

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Crystal Niebla

Crystal Niebla

Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.