Senate to proceed with vote blocking more than 4 million people who rely on Title X (Ten), the nation’s family planning program.Posted: March 30, 2017
We just received word that the US Senate will vote today on H.J. Resolution 43 which seeks to overturn an existing rule ensuring state politicians cannot block access to Title X family planning care at a certain health centers, including Planned Parenthood.
Title X ensures that every person, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, has access to preventive reproductive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and well-woman exams.
The battle to safeguard this rule will be won or lost in the Republican caucus so we need to mobilize common sense Republicans and Independents NOW.
Take Action NOW!
ALL Senators need to hear support for ensuring Title X patients receive quality preventive care at the provider of their choice, including Planned Parenthood. Click this link for a list of US Senate contacts. Tell your leader that:
As a Republican I stand for my party’s long history of putting common sense solutions first. I am asking my Representative to vote NO on H.J. Resolution 43, and ensure that no recipient of Title X(ten) grants is prohibited from participation based on anything other than ability to provide high quality family planning services. Title X has proven effective in lowering the rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion in our nation – goals we must all support. Please ensure that low income women have access to the most qualified providers of preventive care, including Planned Parenthood.
This is just the first in a series of votes targeting prevention and family planning programs. Please help us mobilize GOP voices across the country by sending your donation today. There has never been a more important time for pro-choice Republican and Independent voices to take action.
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A few key faces about Title X:
Title X is a federal grant program dedicated to preventive family planning and reproductive health services for low-income patients – it has nothing to do with abortion.
In recent years the contraceptive care delivered by Title X–funded providers helped women avoid 1.2 million unintended pregnancies, which would have resulted in 586,000 unplanned births and 403,000 abortions.
Without the contraceptive care provided by these health centers, the U.S. rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion would have been 35% higher, and the teen pregnancy rate would have been 42% higher.