Tag Archives: family planning

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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House committee proposes completely eliminating the Title X family planning program

TweetYesterday the House Appropriations Committee released a draft list of 70 proposed spending cuts to be included in an upcoming Continuing Resolution bill. That $327M for family planning? That would be the entire Title X program–which gives clinics, such as Planned Parenthood, federal funds to provide basic health care like  contraception, STD treatment, and cancer [...]
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