Colorado’s Birth Control Program Kept Afloat by $2M in Temporary Funds
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday announced the funding for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative in a news release.
Officials say money for the initiative, which is aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates, is coming from more than a dozen organizations.
Over the past seven years, a private foundation donated about $27 million to boost the program, but the grant money expired July 1. A push to use state taxpayer dollars to continue the program failed in the Republican-led state Senate earlier this year, killed by ideological and fiscal objections.