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Senate Republicans are hell-bent on defunding Planned Parenthood, citing the use of federal funds for abortions. But the nonprofit organization is essential to many, providing health care and preventative services for women nationwide. Here, ESSENCE Senior News and Culture Editor Christina Coleman breaks down why the GOP needs to keep their hands off Planned Parenthood.