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Each dollar spent on publicly funded family planning saves more than $7

Tweet For years, the Guttmacher Institute has been calculating just how many unintended pregnancies are prevented–and how much money is saved–by investing in public family planning programs. It’s a depressingly necessary project, as conservatives have taken aim at such funding — both in the US and abroad — in their quest to slash the safety [...]
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My Resolution for 2012: Push Back on the Dismantling of Reproductive Rights

Originally posted in Community Blog

Arriving at the National Women’s Law Center three months ago, I never anticipated just how sustained and systemic the efforts to dismantle women’s health and reproductive rights had become. But even though I was aware of what was going on, it was only when I became involved with the issues on a daily basis where I gained a whole new perspective on just how far those who oppose reproductive rights are going in order to completely unravel women’s rights. And it got me thinking, if so many bad things can happen in just my three months here, what will 2012 look like?
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Attacks on Planned Parenthood are attacks on American women

TweetIt’s no secret that Planned Parenthood is under siege on a few fronts right now. As I wrote last week, the House GOP has proposed slashing all Title X family planning funding, some of which goes to Planned Parenthood clinics, and Rep. Mike Pence, emboldened by Lila Rose’s undercover videos, is introducing a bill that [...]
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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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