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Senator Reid, Reps. Slaughter and DeGette Introduce the Prevention First Act
Date:1/13/2009

ention First Act is the key to changing that."

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the nation's teen pregnancy rate has increased for the first time in 15 years.

This legislation would take a number of steps to reduce unintended pregnancies including:

  • Increase Funding for the National Family Planning Program (Title X).
  • Expand Medicaid Family Planning Services.
  • End Insurance Discrimination Against Women.
  • Improve Awareness about Emergency Contraception (EC).
  • Provide Compassionate Assistance for Rape Victims.
  • Reduce Teen Pregnancy.
  • Ensure that All Federal Programs Provide Medically Accurate Information.

Research shows, and a majority of the public believes, that improving access to family planning services is the most effective way to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and to reduce abortions.


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