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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 11th, 2016
Nichole G. from Oelwein, IA signed.
Jul 11th, 2016
Vanessa C. from Denver, CO writes:
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I have worked in Title X clinics for the past 9 years. I can not count the number of patients who have expressed extreme gratitude for our services. Even with the ACA, there are still so many people in this country who need assistance with paying for family planning services. Title X funding gives women access to evidence based education on contraceptive methods to help them choose the best option for them. In many cases LARCs are the preferred choice and Title X makes it possible for more women in this country to access these long acting and very effective forms of birth control. Please do not take away this program. If you vote to gut Title X I hope you are prepared for the increase in use of health care dollars for unintended births and continued assistance for the remainder of the mother and child's lives.
Jul 11th, 2016
Burke H. from Caldwell, ID signed.
Jul 11th, 2016
Isabel L. from Truckee, CA signed.
Jul 10th, 2016
Someone from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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Title X has been essential to help women and men who have no healthcare or limited resources. Mos clinics are located in rural underserved communities.
Jul 9th, 2016
Keith K. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Jul 9th, 2016
Pamela C. from Mill Spring, NC signed.
Jul 9th, 2016
Someone from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 8th, 2016
Terese D. from Mount Pleasant, SC signed.
Jul 8th, 2016
colleen r. from Geneva, NY signed.
Jul 8th, 2016
Hannah E. from Davenport, IA signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Mary H. from Rolla, MO signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Someone from Big Pine Key, FL signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Sandra E. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Title X is a needed prevention program to allow families to plan for their success and their kids' success.
Jul 7th, 2016
Kathy S. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Rocio M. from Yuma, AZ signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Anne P. from Phoenixville, PA signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Michelle M. from Manchester Township, NJ signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Kasey D. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 7th, 2016
Katherine C. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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As someone with over 20 years in Health Educator/Health Services Administrator, I have seen the incredible benefits of Title X program. Please allow these funds to continue.
Jul 7th, 2016
Emmanuelle L. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Lisa S. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Kenneth T. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Anne-Marie S. from Monsey, NY signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Nancy H. from Clinton, MA signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Eileen K. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Robert W. from Bloomington, IN writes:
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Please support title X funding. It is a win/win situation. For every $1.00 spent $3.74 dollars are saved in providing medicaid services to unintended pregnancies. Prevention and education are the key elements in dealing with the problem of unintended pregnancies.
Jul 6th, 2016
Melanie F. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
susan M. from Santa Barbara, CA signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Sandy G. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
janna M. from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Jody R. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Kathleen F. from Barnegat, NJ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
George R. from Key West, FL signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Manuel F. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Elissa E. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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I am a high school nurse and am frankly appalled that anyone would consider cutting Title X funding. How will this and future generations of people of child bearing age with limited financial resources protect their futures?
Jul 6th, 2016
Michelle S. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 6th, 2016
Chiara O. from San Francisco, CA signed.