We received the following news from Planned Parenthood this morning:
Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee announced that the Title X family planning program ($317 million) will be eliminated in the House leadership’s FY11 Continuing Resolution (CR), which will be considered next week by the full House. This bill is necessary to continue funding the government after March 4 (when the current CR expires) through the end of the fiscal year.
Other critical health programs are also targeted for significant reductions – including the maternal and child health block grant program and community health centers.
In response to these attacks on funding for women's reproductive health services, Planned Parenthood has collected signatures from over 100 organizations that support the continued funding of Title X. Planned Parenthood is asking people to help bring attention to this issue by posting this social media badge to their Facebook and Twitter profiles: