Navigation Links
Family Planning Again Becomes Political Football
Date:1/27/2009

President Obama and Republican Actions Run Counter to Public Opinion

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Political considerations threatened today to strip funding for family planning from President Obama's huge economic stimulus package, despite Obama's earlier pledges to support the programs and their high level of public approval.

A recent Lake Research Partners poll of voters, done for the Women Donors Network in early November 2008 around Election Day and after the current economic meltdown began, found that 72 percent of voters believed the federal government should provide funding for birth control for low-income women. Fully 86 percent thought couples should be able to have access to all birth control options, including emergency contraception, and that it is their decision whether to use birth control and it should be safe and available. Eighty percent believed that for women to achieve equality, they must have access to family planning services, including birth control and contraception. These strong findings were consistent throughout the Bush administration as well.

Additionally, the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research and policy analysis, points out that Medicaid spending has long proven good for the economy. In its own study in 2007, the Congressional Budget Office found publicly funded family planning would save the federal government $200 million over five years by helping women avoid pregnancies that otherwise would lead to Medicaid-funded births.

Publicly funded clinics provided contraceptive services last year that helped women avoid 1.4 million unintended pregnancies that would have resulted in 640,000 unintended births and 600,000 abortions. Without these services, abortions would have risen by 49 percent, the Guttmacher Institute says in a statement.

Yet yesterday, Obama was reporte
'/>"/>

SOURCE PLANetWIRE.org
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. After Eight Years of Injustice, International Family Planning Funding is Restored
2. President Obama Gives the Unborn at Least a 24 Hour Reprieve, Postpones $441 Million Bailout of International Abortions, Says Family Research Council
3. Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning
4. Child and adolescent obesity: Family-based programs including behavior therapy can work
5. Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely
6. Most support Alzheimers research based on family consent
7. Access Family Services, Inc. Makes the List for the Second Year in a Row! Access Family Services 2008 Ranks No. 2851 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 128%
8. Access Family Services and Compass Adult Care Awarded Three Year Accreditation from CARF!
9. January/February 2009 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
10. FamilyLife Co-Founder and Author Dr. Dennis Rainey Challenges Metroplex Couples to Celebrate Healthy Marriages this Valentines Day
11. Almost Family to Present at 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Conducting Advanced Root Cause ... Skills and Innovative Techniques to Improve the Quality ... FDAnews**, Sept. 17-18, 2014 – Raleigh, NC, ... reason for 483 observations since 1997. , The ... successful CAPA program has never been more important. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Good Neighbor Community ... an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley ... Dates and show times TBA. , In this ... Community Services’ vision to redefine the traditional approach ... dynamic services. Through passion, innovation, determination, excellence, and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 SF Cable, ... at the lowest prices on the internet with guaranteed ... in two lengths and two colors. These lightning cords ... , The high quality SF Cable Lightning ... with digital signal delivering faster charging and syncing. Compatible ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery ... Carmel office on July 30th. After months of planning, ... to the state-of-the-art suite, located only steps away from ... allow for one-on-one patient comfort, shorter wait times, and ... Dr. Hamilton’s new office-suite will continue to provide the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... ... ... ... , UCLA researchers interviewed people with diverticulitis ... week in the peer-reviewed journal Quality of Life Research , a UCLA team led by Dr. Brennan Spiegel interviewed patients in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 4Health News:Good Neighbor Community Services to be Featured in an Upcoming Episode of Innovations With Ed Begley, Jr. 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2Health News:Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery Opens New Carmel Office 2Health News:Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks 2Health News:Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks 3
... imaging technique developed at the University of Illinois ... neurological problems, such as// Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus and ... through a $1.4 million National Institutes of Health ... which draws on bioengineering, radiology and neurosurgery, will ...
... cells, seem to be obstinate, as scientists have discovered, ... a result, they are extremely// difficult to annihilate. In ... stem cells, warn researchers from the University of California, ... this tendency of stem cells that get radiation resistant ...
... stay fit, old people especially those who are 70 and ... indulge// in brain exercises, to enhance their cognitive abilities to ... ,Previous insights have indicated the benefits of engaging ... led by Sherry Willis, a human-development professor at Penn State ...
... of brain fever has killed 35 children in three months ... ,After Japanese encephalitis and viral encephalitis killed at least ... mysterious but fatal virus is prowling the region claiming children ... large so we are actually at a loss as to ...
... from olive oil, glycerine and egg yolk would ... surgery.// ,The journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular ... led by Michael Savage, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization ... ,The mixture is not swallowed, Dr. Savage explains. ...
... Pradesh legislative assembly will undergo tests to screen for AIDS.// ... R. Suresh Reddy, Health Minister K. Rosaiah and leaders of ... camp held for legislators in the assembly premises. , ... should undergo the tests to set an example for others. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New MRI Technique Measures Intracranial Pressure in Brain Disorder 2Health News:Olive Oil Emulsions Prevent Cardiac Bypass Surgery 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), a digital pathology ... and education markets, announced today that has been no ... disclosed or, to its knowledge, any other reason to ... "We have noticed unusual price and volume increases for ... Steve Barbee , CEO of DigiPath. "While we ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... and NEW YORK , ... ACCP), a developer of new products for oncology supportive ... MuGard ® , has been featured in an article ... Mucositis Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancers."  Dr. ... provides insight on the growing demand seen in the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the ... technologies, today reported results for the second quarter ... quarter were $1.1 billion and adjusted* diluted earnings ... items as described later in this press release ... Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) basis, second-quarter 2014 diluted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DigiPath No New Corporate Developments 2Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 2Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 3Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 2Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 3Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 4Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 5Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 6Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 7Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 8Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 9Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 10Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 11Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 12Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 13Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 14Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 15Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 16Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 17Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 18Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 19Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 20Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 21Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 22Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 23Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 24Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 25Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 26Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 27Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 28Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 29Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 30Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results 31
... 26, 2012 Interventional Spine, Inc. today announced ... Body Fusion Device. (Logo: ... Access Instrument, which provides unparalleled percutaneous access to ... an integral part of Interventional Spine,s revolutionary PerX360 ...
... VIEW, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... clinical study evaluating the use of IRIDEX, MicroPulse ... effectiveness with patients diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy ... is superior to anti-VEGF injections for CSC, also ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Interventional Spine, Inc. Announces FDA Clearance of its Opticage™ Expandable Interbody for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease 2IRIDEX MicroPulse™ Laser Therapy Enhances Visual Function in Patients with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) 2IRIDEX MicroPulse™ Laser Therapy Enhances Visual Function in Patients with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: