- $110 million from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (eliminating all funding)
- $1.4 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- $747 million for the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC)
- $50 million for Maternal and Child Health Block Grants
- $1.6 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Thanks to SIECUS for this budget analysis.
As a young person/student living in _________ (city/state/district), I am calling Representative ___________ to urge him/her to vote ‘no’ on HR 3 , the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and HR 358, the Protect Life Act. In addition, I strongly urge __________ to not vote to cut funding for Title X Family Planning, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, and other programs for women and children. Abortion access, preventative services, and health and wellness programs are vitally important to young people’s lives.
As a young person that votes in this district, I believe that taking away insurance coverage for abortion and family planning services disproportionately hurts young people, who are more likely to live in poverty and at a higher risk for unintended pregnancy. We should be protecting the health and decision-making power of young people, not stripping it away. In short, these restrictions hurt everyone.
Young people voted in record numbers in the past two elections for more jobs. We want and need jobs, not restricted reproductive healthcare. If you support us now by voting down HR 3 and HR 358, we will support you by giving you our votes in 2012. Please vote with young people, not against us.
Do you know if Representative ___________ is planning to oppose these bills?