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House Committee Proposes to Eliminate the Federal Family Planning Program, Threatens Reproductive Health Access in California

Statement from Nomsa Khalfani, Senior Vice President, Programs + Strategic Initiatives

Los Angeles/Berkeley – “The draft fiscal year 2018 spending bill released yesterday by the House Labor-HHS subcommittee is an extreme measure that if advanced, will put access to quality sexual and reproductive health at risk in California and across the country.  Among other things, the proposal calls for eliminating the federal Title X family planning program and bars Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.

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