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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 20th, 2017
Kurt S. from Tulsa, OK writes:
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Title X services are not only important to women's health, but also men's health. The assistance that Title X provides to people throughout the United States saves not only lives, but also money. Every dollar spent saves much more money that would be spent in unintended pregnancies as well as complications from STI infections. Please fully fund Title X services.
Mar 2nd, 2017
Ashley M. from Baytown, TX signed.
Mar 2nd, 2017
Gina B. from HOuston, TX signed.
Mar 1st, 2017
Someone from HOuston, TX signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Someone from Washington, DC signed.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Kathy F. from East Berlin, PA signed.
Aug 12th, 2016
Donna W. from Joplin, MO signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Someone from Mishawaka, IN signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Bettina L. from Noblesville, IN signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Pamela L. from Mishawaka, IN signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Patricia M. from Mishawaka, IN signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Heidi P. from Elkhart, IN signed.
Aug 9th, 2016
Kathy R. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Aug 5th, 2016
Jamie A. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Aug 5th, 2016
Julie K. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Jessica M. from Washington, DC signed.
Aug 2nd, 2016
Someone from Tempe, AZ signed.
Aug 1st, 2016
Keith K. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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Title X should be expanded, not eliminated.
Aug 1st, 2016
Someone from Tempe, AZ signed.
Jul 22nd, 2016
Howard L. from Charlottesville, VA writes:
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I urge you to support increased funding for the nation's only dedicated source of family planning funds.
Jul 22nd, 2016
Marcy M. from Denison, IA signed.
Jul 22nd, 2016
Someone from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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shame on you for trying to do this while no one is watching
Jul 18th, 2016
Eric N. from Des Moines, IA signed.
Jul 18th, 2016
Someone from Sun City West, AZ signed.
Jul 18th, 2016
kathy p. from Bozeman, MT writes:
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Please do not eliminate title X funding. We have come this far and we do not need to be turning back. We need strong support for this program in our country. This program is essential in helping lower income families get the help and support they need. It doe so much good. Let's not go backwards! thank you.
Jul 18th, 2016
Mari G. from Muncie, IN signed.
Jul 16th, 2016
Erin C. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Giving women access choose when and when NOT to get pregnant through family planning is CRUCIAL to the stability of our communities. As a family physician, I've seen so many unintended pregnancies lead to stopping education, early dependence on government assistance, and increased number of abortions. Funding for family planning and education are the most important things we can do to help the next generation escape the poverty cycle. Don't short cut this necessary part of healthcare!
Jul 16th, 2016
Juan Carlos V. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Unintended pregnancies have huge public health implications and the services provided by this safety net are critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and giving people control over their reproductive health.
Jul 16th, 2016
Kyle S. from Lafayette, IN writes:
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Our community's access to family planning is already quite limited, and by cutting or eliminating funding the implications for the community are alarming. Please consider all who will be affected by this and the further repercussions that will occur with cutting these resources.
Jul 16th, 2016
Jody C. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Family planning clinic is an important clinic to our area. They make a difference in our communitie's health.
Jul 16th, 2016
Meredith D. from Muncie, IN writes:
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I work for an FQHC--our family planning clinic is CRUCIAL to our community.
Jul 15th, 2016
JENNIFER A. from Muncie, IN signed.
Jul 15th, 2016
Kathy D. from Marshalltown, IA writes:
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Our clinic has helped countless women and men take care of their reproductive health over the years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called family planning, "one of the ten great public health achievements of the twentieth century."
Jul 14th, 2016
Diana J. from Anderson, IN writes:
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This is a wonderful service that not only provides reproductive services, but it also aids the indigent population. This service is needed regardless of race, creed, or religion, and even insurance holders visit the clinics. There are many people who use this service who are married, as well as those who are not married, and many need these services not only for contraception, but for health related reproductive issues and sexually transmissible diseases!
Jul 14th, 2016
Someone from Muncie, IN signed.
Jul 14th, 2016
Erika B. from Muncie, IN signed.
Jul 14th, 2016
Someone from Muncie, IN writes:
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These services are vital to the low income community.
Jul 14th, 2016
Mary W. from Council Bluffs, IA writes:
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Family planning services are an essential element in helping low income individuals achieve economic stability. Please make full funding for Title X a priority!
Jul 14th, 2016
Savannah H. from Muncie, IN writes:
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These facilities need to be advertised to the public to take care of their reproductive health - NOT taken away from them. Signed, Past family planning employee and current patient.
Jul 14th, 2016
Jenny L. from Albany, IN signed.