Memo to the Far Right: You Can’t Have it Both Ways
A good post about some of the proposed cuts from someone who understands the programs and their impact on women.
If enacted, these cuts will mean tens of thousands of job losses nationally.
Beyond the particularly ill-timed job losses, vital services will be lost. Title X provides contraception and patient education; physical exams; cancer screening; and prevention, counseling and testing for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV[i]. It provides the only health care many low-income women and teens receive. It serves nearly five million women in 4500 clinics[ii] annually with low-cost, quality care. Studies have found that every $1 spent on family planning saves $4.02 in pregnancy-related and newborn care costs to Medicaid[iii]. This figure doesn’t include potential longer term health and social services costs.