Tag Archives: family planning

Texas willing to throw 130,000 poor women under the bus to stick it to Planned Parenthood

TweetVia KYBOOMU, it seems that Texas, in its stubborn quest to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, is willing to sacrifice an effective and much-needed program that provides reproductive health care to 130,000 thousand low-income women. Last year, the Texas legislature passed a law making it illegal for the state to provide Medicaid funds to any [...]
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Tennessee County gives family planning grant to religious group that opposes family planning

TweetAfter weeks of deliberation, the Shelby County Commission in Tennessee has voted 9-4 to strip the local Planned Parenthood of funding and give the county’s family planning grant to Christ Community Health Services instead. Christ Community Health Services supposedly outscored Planned Parenthood in the evaluation process. Which is odd considering the religious organization refuses to [...]
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Texas GOP rep says it straight: “Of course this is a war on birth control”

TweetIn case you didn’t know, reproductive health centers are currently taking a huge hit in Texas, thanks to Rick Perry and the rest of the conservative state legislature.  While funding for family planning centers has been cut by two-thirds this year, a network of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) have received a boost of funding by [...]
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Notes from a bitch…one woman’s story…

TweetA lot of amazing moments happened during the multi-month battle to protect family planning funding and providers from the out-of-control cuts in the 2011 federal budget. It felt like forever, but the campaign was actually only a couple of months! As we catch our breath and work to capture lessons learned, I’d like to share [...]
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Quick Hit: The outcome of cutting funds for international family planning

TweetAs if the domestic attacks on reproductive freedom in the U.S. wasn’t enough, you might or might not know about bill H.R. 1, that would cut $200 million in funding for U.S. international family planning assistance. Guttmacher gives us the goods on what the end result would be from just half of the cuts from [...]
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