After Noncontroversial Past, Title X Family Planning Now Facing Challenges
NPR: Abortion Foes Target Family Planning Program
The Title X Family Planning program, established in 1970 with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Nixon, has been largely noncontroversial. It makes no funds available for abortion, and focuses on what Nixon characterized as the premise that "no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition." But funding for Title X, which serves more than 5 million men and women annually, is on House Republicans' chopping block (Halloran, 3/21).
Related, earlier KHN story: A Guide To GOP Proposals On Family Planning Funds (Miles, 3/9).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.