Planned Parenthood Cuts Draw Opposition From State, Local Officials
The Hill: Local And State Officials Speak Out Against Planned Parenthood Cuts
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and two Democratic governors spoke out against House Republicans' family planning cuts Tuesday as the Senate prepares to take up the stop-gap funding bill for the rest of the year. The continuing resolution passed by the House last week eliminated Title X family planning grants, a $327.4 million savings from the president's proposed budget for FY 2011. The House also adopted an amendment from Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) that bars Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding for programs such as HIV screening, breast and cervical cancer screenings and infertility prevention (Pecquet, 2/22).
Kaiser Health News: Health On The Hill: Republicans Take Steps To Defund Health Law Implementation, Planned Parenthood
Kaiser Health News staff writer Mary Agnes Carey talks with KFF's Jackie Judd about the Republican efforts to defund health law implementation as well as funding for Planned Parenthood. In addition, as part of legislation to keep the government funded through March 4, House Republicans passed a series of amendments aimed at defunding implementation of the health care law (2/22). Watch the video.
KHN earlier, related coverage: A Guide To GOP Proposals To Slash Family Planning (Miles, 2/19).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.