Craig Melvin Experiences visitor host Yasmin Vossoughian and correspondent Ellison Barber ratcheted up MSNBC’s campaign in opposition to state-level pro-life legal guidelines on Thursday as they warned {that a} new Missouri legislation may result in will increase in issues resembling breast most cancers by slicing off funding for mammograms — one thing abortion supplier Deliberate Parenthood does not provide.  

Vossoughian kicked off the phase by declaring that, “The final remaining abortion supplier in Missouri, the Deliberate Parenthood in St. Louis, sounding the alarm as new state guidelines are taking impact. Beginning this week any time an inspector finds a violation, they will report it to the Division of Social Companies which then regulates Medicaid within the state of Missouri. So this implies the state can really may really yank Medicaid funding for that Deliberate Parenthood.”

 

 

The consequence, in keeping with Vossoughian, is that such cuts “would impact even non-abortion providers like most cancers screenings and postpartum care as nicely.”

Afterward within the phase, Barber would marvel why anybody would wish to lower off cash to Deliberate Parenthood, contemplating “the Hyde Modification already prevents federal cash from getting used for abortion.”

After all, cash is fungible, however Barber continued MSNBC’s custom of being Deliberate Parenthood’s public relations arm, “So what’s being mentioned right here is pulling cash that sufferers who depend on Medicaid would use to return and see a supplier at Deliberate Parenthood for pretty primary well being care wants. A pap smear, a breast most cancers examination, contraception.”

After studying from a Missouri Senate report defending the legislation, Barber repeated her earlier level:

 Huge image right here, should you’re fascinated about what we heard from the medical director there, how they care for therefore many individuals on this neighborhood throughout, this state who’re low earnings sufferers for non-abortion-related wants, we’re already at a spot as a result of of the pandemic the place the well being care system is strained throughout this state. If all of these sufferers are unable to go get a pap smear or a breast most cancers examination at their Deliberate Parenthood care supplier, the place do they go? The system is already so burdened and that could possibly be an issue huge image. It is form of an additional layer right here of considerations that activists we have spoken to have. 

The parable that Deliberate Parenthood is critical for breast most cancers prevention is nearly a decade outdated and even fact-checkers that aren’t precisely conservative-leaning have debunked it. Even the website for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood that Barber was standing in entrance of says they solely provide breast exams, however with regards to mammograms, all they do is situation referrals. 

This phase was sponsored by ADT Security Services.

Here’s a transcript for the October 14 present:

MSNBC

Craig Melvin Experiences

9:16 AM ET

YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN: Alright, so this morning we’re following a brand new flash level in the combat over abortion rights. The final remaining abortion supplier in Missouri, the Deliberate Parenthood in St. Louis, sounding the alarm as new state guidelines are taking impact. Beginning this week any time an inspector finds a violation, they will report it to the Division of Social Companies which then regulates Medicaid within the state of Missouri. So this implies the state may really can really yank Medicaid funding for that Deliberate Parenthood. That may impact even non-abortion providers like most cancers screenings and postpartum care as nicely.

ELLISON BARBER: So the Hyde Modification already prevents federal cash from getting used for abortion. So what’s being mentioned right here is pulling cash that sufferers who depend on Medicaid would use to return and see a supplier at Deliberate Parenthood for pretty primary well being care wants. A pap smear, a breast most cancers examination, contraception. This can be a rule that’s based mostly on suggestions made by a committee with the Missouri Senate, a Republican-led committee, and of their suggestions they wrote this partially quote “The duties of the committee had been to conduct in-depth research and make acceptable suggestions in regards to the Missouri HealthNet program, the safety of unborn human life, and guaranteeing Missouri tax {dollars} are spent in accordance with the values of Missourians.”

Huge image right here, should you’re fascinated about what we heard from the medical director there, how they care for therefore many individuals on this neighborhood throughout, this state who’re low earnings sufferers for non-abortion-related wants, we’re already at a spot as a result of of the pandemic the place the well being care system is strained throughout this state. If all of these sufferers are unable to go get a pap smear or a breast most cancers examination at their Deliberate Parenthood care supplier, the place do they go? The system is already so burdened and that could possibly be an issue huge image. It is form of an additional layer right here of considerations that activists we have spoken to have.