Republicans in the House of Representatives are mounting an assault on women’s health and freedom that would deny millions of women access to affordable contraception and life-saving cancer screenings and cut nutritional support for millions of newborn babies in struggling families. And this is just the beginning. The budget bill pushed through the House last Saturday included the defunding of Planned Parenthood and myriad other cuts detrimental to women. It’s not likely to pass unchanged, but the urge to compromise may take a toll on these programs.
The egregious cuts in the House resolution include the elimination of support for Title X, the federal family planning program for low-income women that provides birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and testing for H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases. In the absence of Title X’s preventive care, some women would die. The Guttmacher Institute, a leading authority on reproductive health, says a rise in unintended pregnancies would result in some 400,000 more abortions a year.
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:44 AM on Mar. 2, 2011
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Answer by momof030404 at 11:59 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Typical hypocrisy from a party which purports to support ' freedom' but which will use the law to undermine, at any opportunity, womens rights, gay rights and now it appears unions rights to collective bargaining .
How exactly is it limiting YOUR freedoms? Your still free to get BC and go to planned parenthood, the taxpayers just aren't going to foot the bill for it. Our country is BROKE, you can't have everything handed to you. Sometimes you have to take responsibility for yourself and that includes paying for your own "family planning." You in my response is a general "you."
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Would you rather cook all the time or clean all the time?