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Title X Family Planning

Amid Zika Crisis, House GOP Proposes Eliminating Birth Control Program

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

As the Zika epidemic threatens pregnant women throughout the Americas, House Republicans released a funding proposal on Wednesday that would eliminate...

Laura Bassett

Senate Takes Aim At Family Planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A week after the House of Representatives proposed eliminating the entire Title X federal family planning program and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initia...

Laura Bassett

House GOP Tries To Zero Out Family Planning Funding ... Again | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

House Republicans are trying again this year to eliminate federal funding for a program that provides birth control, HIV testing and sexually transmit...

Healthier Women and Families: New Guidelines Provide a Quality Roadmap

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

We've long known that access to family planning services leads to healthier birth outcomes for women, infants and families. In the era of health refor...

Laura Bassett

Family Planning Has Saved The Government Billions | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Publicly funded family planning services saved the government a total of $10.5 billion in 2010 and prevented 760,000 abortions, according to a new stu...

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Offer Dueling Bills To Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are so eager to strip federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood that two of them have introduced identical bills to do s...

Mitt Romney's $10,000 Question on Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Given Romney's swift embrace of extreme anti-choice policies, reporters and voters likely have some questions for him -- even though he decided against attending Huckabee's upcoming forum on abortion.

Laura Bassett

Republicans Revive Mission For Controversial Cuts | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Title X, the federal family planning grant that funds birth control and preventative health services for more than five million low-inco...

The Republican Plan for Planned Parenthood

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

"Defund Planned Parenthood" has become a rallying cry of the right nationwide, and an ideological purity test, despite the fact that the United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the industrialized world.

Laura Bassett

Kansas Planned Parenthood Ruling Could Protect It In Other States | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas issued another victory for Planned Parenthood on Monday, temporarily blocking the implementation of a law that would have de...

Laura Bassett

The State War On Planned Parenthood Heats Up | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

When 21-year old Christina Martel would renew her birth control prescription at Planned Parenthood, it was usually a relatively simple affair. But thi...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Defunded In New Hampshire | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Until July 1, a low-income New Hampshire woman paid an average of $5 to fill a birth control pill prescription at any of the state's six Planned Paren...

Laura Bassett

Two More States Try To Pull Planned Parenthood Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers in Wisconsin and Tennessee advanced legislation this week to pull state funding from Planned Parenthood because some of its clinics offer ab...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Could Also Block Planned Parenthood Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kansas state legislature passed a bill early Friday morning that bans insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in their g...

The Republican Attack on Women

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Title X saves the U.S. taxpayer at least $3.4 billion in health care costs annually. If Republicans plan to defund one of the largest providers of these services, they need to suggest an alternative.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Facing Grassroots Pressure Over 'War On Contraception' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's-rights activists are taking the fight to preserve family-planning funding outside the Beltway, calling on grassroots activists t...