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March 19, 2017

Where is Planned Parenthood the only clinic that offers women the full range of contraceptive services?

I was looking through Twitter Friday and saw this tweet from Emily Crockett.

Emily was responding to the ignorance of HHS Secretary Tom Price. Here's the text from the Vox article:

During a CNN Health Care Town Hall on Wednesday, co-host Dana Bash asked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about what would happen to the women who rely on Planned Parenthood for health care if the organization were to be defunded.
Specifically, she asked about those who live in the 105 counties where Planned Parenthood is the only clinic that offers women the full range of contraceptive services.
“Well, I’d be interested in the list you have,” Price replied.
Emily provides a simple list of the counties that are impacted. After a bit more reading, specifically on the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy website, I was able to find the data behind the counties Emily listed. A few hours on a Friday evening later, and some great feedback from my colleagues, and I present to you this map of the counties. I think using visuals in this case tells a much more powerful story.

Basically it says, get your act together and your facts straight Secretary Price. Do what's right for women in America!

Click on the image for the interactive version.


  1. Hello Andy,

    How did you get to show only the 50 US states in this viz ? I am working on a viz where I want to display a similar map of US and then plot data on it.

    Thanks & appreciate your help :)

    1. Download the workbook and you can see how I did it.