mailmanAt his recent town hall meetings, Representative Tom Reed perpetuated the falsehood that federal funds pay for Planned Parenthood's abortion services. He is wrong and he knows it.

He doing a disservice to his constituents by disseminating false information in order to support his opposition to fundamental reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood's government funding comes from two sources: the Title X Family Planning Program and Medicaid.

The Hyde amendment, enacted in 1976, bars the use of these federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape.

Tom Reed needs to get his facts straight.

Stacey Lehman
Ithaca, NY