Ending Family Planning Funds will Effect Hundreds of Thousands of Women and Men


In the State of West Virginia alone as many as 54,000 women could be effected by the bill passed to cut funding family planning clinics. The bill will also effect 150 clinics in just the one state. Leaving women without affordable birth control and female care men without treatments and many people without jobs.

Title X Programs

About 3 million men and women nationwide use the clinics for STD and HIV testing and treatment, contraceptive care and education, and cancer screening, among a range of other health services. Title X, established in 1970 under President Richard Nixon, is the only source of federal funds dedicated solely to family planning and reproductive health. By law, Title X funding cannot be spent on abortion services.


“About 90 percent of the women who use Title X-funded programs in the state are at or below the federal poverty level, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research center on sexual and reproductive health.”
"Health-care reform was about increasing access to preventive care. Instead they're doing the complete opposite -- taking away the care we have," Miskimmin said.

Source: http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201102221394


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