Planned Parenthood Defends Services Against NH Funding Cut

Aug 12, 2015

Over the past few weeks, a national news story has been unfolding about Planned Parenthood and how the organization handles fetal tissue after abortions. The controversy led a panel in New Hampshire to eliminate a state budget allocation to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which serves Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

We look at how this national story does -- and doesn't -- relate to the funding and services that PPNNE provides in our region. Our guests include Chris Sununu, a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council which voted to cut that state's funding for PPNNE last week; and Meagan Gallagher, the CEO of PPNNE.

Also in the program, why is a vaccine is less effective in some areas than others? The UVM College of Medicine's Vaccine Testing Center has been researching why the rotavirus vaccine is markedly less effective in rural, developing countries than in other regions. Researcher Ross Colgate joins us to explain.

Broadcast live on Wed., Aug. 12, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.