Tag Archives: Family planning

Invitation: #ProtectTheZonePA Twitter Town Hall, 10AM on 1/20

You’re invited! When: 10AM – 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 20 What: Twitter Town Hall at #ProtectTheZonePA Featured participants include:  @LarryFarnese, Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is a former clinic escort and the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1105, a bill … Continue reading

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Omnibus Bill’s Provision to Correct Birth Control Prices

Relief is finally in sight for college women who were forced to go off birth control or endure exponentially higher prices for contraception after the Deficit Reduction Act was passed in 2005. The Act tightened regulations on eligibility for low-price … Continue reading

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Senator Vitter Proposes to Cut Family Planning Funding

Family planning clinics across the country are facing serious attacks by a proposed amendment to the appropriations bill currently being debated in the US Senate. The amendment, introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), would drastically cut family planning funding under … Continue reading

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New Report on Family Planning Funding Reveals Importance of Federal Spending

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) recently issued a report on public policy for federal funding of contraceptives and family planning services. The study analyzes the impact of funding on family planning and contraception availability in the United States, and reveals … Continue reading

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Family Planning and the Stimulus Package

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed an economic stimulus package. A previous version of the bill had included provisions for supplying contraception to low-income women on Medicaid. When House Republicans objected to the provision, President Obama asked the … Continue reading

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