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House Republicans Propose a Massive Step Backwards in Sex Education and Women’s Health

In the name of fiscal responsibility, House Republicans suggest cutting teen pregnancy programs, the CDC budget, and Title X family planning.  But, interestingly, they’re bringing back funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. 

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House Once Again Seeks to Eliminate Funding for Family Planning, Planned Parenthood and Other Health Services

Image: stopthewaronwomen.com

Just a day or two after launching a politically-motivated “investigation” of Planned Parenthood, House leadership released a draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would effectively eliminate federally-funded family planning programs.

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Creating Jobs? Too Hard. Florida Republican Instead Investigates Planned Parenthood

Congressman Cliff Stearns. Photo: The Daily Marion.

You know the jobs and the deficit and the country’s economic crisis? Florida Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns apparently does not. Instead he’s spending taxpayer funding on a duplicative effort to “audit” Planned Parenthood.

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Kansas Ordered to Reinstate Funding for Planned Parenthood

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge ordered Kansas “to immediately resume funding a Planned Parenthood chapter on the same quarterly schedule that existed before a new state law stripped it of all federal funding for non-abortion services.”

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Kansas Planned Parenthood to Close Due To Funding Hold Up

Although a judge ordered the state to give the group back its Title X funds, the money is still being tied up.

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Federal Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood

In an important victory for women in Indiana and elsewhere, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of an Indiana law barring Planned Parenthood Indiana from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

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Cutting Family Planning Funding Makes No Sense

Whether we’re talking about health care, budgets or the economy, cutting publicly-funded family planning programs makes no sense. 

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Mitch Daniels Continues GOP’s Use of Women’s Bodies as Political Pawns

Indiana women: Your bodies are now officially political pawns.  And Governor Daniels is calling check mate.

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Roundup: Manchin Introduces Title X Audit Reporting Bill

DC Abortion Fund helps women whose Medicaid-funding for abortion was pulled at the last minute; Florida senate wants to subject Medicaid funding for contraception to religious refusals; and Sen. Manchin thinks showing that no Title X money is spent on abortion will solve something.

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Effort to Strip Title X Funding Fails

Although an amendment to remove Title X funding passed the House it failed in the senate.

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