Republicans gear up to counter Democrats’ plans for health care reform.
The media discussions over the inclusion, and then exclusion, of contraception funds in the stimulus package ignored actual experts. And the fact that family planning has profound economic benefits.
US support for UNFPA would make significant difference to agency budget; Steven Waldman doesn’t get it on the stimulus and family planning; American teens have not “gone wild;” Catholic church trumps up fears over FOCA.
We find ourselves in a Ground-Hog Day-like situation in which the Democrats cave to the Republicans even when they are in power.