Another Assault on Poor People – Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress:

House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning providers offering birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing, and reproductive health treatment to millions of low-income women across the country.

The Title X program was first created in 1970 under former President Richard Nixon. Back then, federally-funded family planning services had broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle acknowledged the government’s role in making birth control more accessible to impoverished Americans. “It is my view that no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition,” Nixon declared at the time.
~ More at Politico

I don’t have time for much, so I want to ask if you know who one of the biggest champions of Title X was, other than President Nixon? Here’s a hint:

ghwb family planning

 

 

Hey, reasonable Republicans, come collect the radicals & take back your party, please. The rest of us sure would appreciate it.

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