Monday, July 23, 2007

One dark morning in the middle of the night...

Skipped Thursday and Friday, apologies. But to catch you up: in the wees hours of Wed night/Thursday morning, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) tried to get Congress to pass an amendment that would prohibit Title X funds from being made available to Planned Parenthood health centers.

Why does this matter? Title X funds family planning services for low-income and uninsured patients. In fact, e
ach year, more than five million women receive family planning services at approximately 4,500 family planning clinics funded by Title X. Happily, PP was able to work with our allies on the Hill to defeat this short-sighted amendment.

Good work team. Boo Pence.

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