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Take Action! House Committee Proposes Title X Elimination in FY 2017, Senate Appropriations Committee Flat Funds Program

Take Action! Support Title X in FY 2017!

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees recently released their fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor-HHS funding bills. The House bill completely eliminates Title X, while the Senate version flat funds the family planning program at $286.5 million.

Both proposals are absurd. Recent research suggests that $737 million is necessary to help ensure services are provided to women in need of subsidized family planning care, and additional support is likely required to respond to the Zika virus. Now is the time for strong support for Title X in both chambers.   

Without robust funding, it will be nearly impossible for the family planning safety net to continue respond to the Zika virus, let alone prevent the 1 million unintended pregnancies, 501,000 unplanned births and 345,000 abortions that would occur annually without the Title X program. The time has come once again to engage with your members of Congress and the president and tell them to support increased funding for the nation's only dedicated source of family planning funds.

Public Comments
Jul 6th, 2016
Someone from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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Family Planning is needed more now than ever with the impending Zika Virus. Cutting funding to this basic service will increase health care costs in the long run as a result of birth defects, pre term births and other health issues that occur when routine prenatal and women health care are limited or absent.
Jul 6th, 2016
Someone from Tucson, AZ writes:
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Funding family planning is more cost effective than funding for children with birth defects resulting from the Zika virus
Jul 6th, 2016
Someone from Mesa, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Jane C. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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Title has been providing basic women's health care since 1970. It's services are still essential.
Jul 6th, 2016
Beth M. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Pamela H. from Key West, FL signed.
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Pamela H. from Newburyport, MA signed.
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Pamela H. from Camden, ME signed.
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Diane C. from Key West, FL signed.
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Savannah B. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Mary T. from Key West, FL writes:
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Let's keep family planning affordable for all women, especially in our area where we could challenged by Zika.
Jul 6th, 2016
Yamil C. from Key West, FL signed.
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Barbara B. from Key West, FL signed.
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Brenda T. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Title X provides access to key reproductive health care necessary for many here in Arizona.
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Leda A. from Key West, FL signed.
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