GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood In Efforts To Slash Federal Budget
Planned Parenthood received $16.9 million in 2009 Title X funding, which by law must be spent on health care services such as contraceptives, pelvic exams and safer-sex counseling. It cannot be spent on abortions.
Los Angeles Times: House Republicans See Timely Target In Planned Parenthood
In their rush to slash the federal budget, House Republicans are taking aim at Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions, after a campaign season that largely ignored social issues (Hennessey, 2/10).
Politico: GOP Targets Family Planning Program
Republicans are looking to wipe out funding for Title X, a 40-year-old family planning program. The cut would be a hard hit against Planned Parenthood, which received $16.9 million of Title X funding in 2009. By law, the funds must be spent on health care such as contraceptives, pelvic exams, and safer-sex counseling, and cannot be spent on abortion services (Kliff, 2/9).