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No Birth Control Part II – Romney Wants to Eliminate Title X

No Birth Control Part II – Romney Wants to Eliminate Title X

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has recently come out in favor of “Personhood,” the idea of granting full legal rights to fertilized eggs, a plan that would not only eliminate abortion but could outlaw most forms of contraception, too.

But that’s not Romney’s only attack on birth control.  Numerous presidential candidates agreed to sign the Susan B. Anthony pledge, one of the platforms of which was to agree to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest birth control and reproductive health provider.

Romney did not sign the pledge.  However, now he’s going even further than the anti-choice group itself has tried to reach.

He wants to eliminate Title X funding all together.

As Sarah Kliff explains: “Created in 1970 during the Nixon years, Title X covers reproductive health services like birth control, STD screenings, and cervical-cancer exams. In 2008, the program reached about 5 million Americans, mostly women. While the program does provide funds to abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, federal law bars the program from covering abortion procedures.”

Romney’s plan to eliminate federal funding for all family planning services can be seen by fiscal conservatives as a sign that he is ready to take a hard line on budget cutting, and sends a subtle message to the social conservatives so wary of him that he can be the champion for ending abortion, and even support for birth control.

The House Republicans desperately tried to eliminate funding in the first government shutdown battle.  It was only the president’s refusal to allow that to occur that saved the program.  If that president were Mitt Romney, that would be a very different story.

 

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2:07AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Oh, God forbid that abortion might get discussed as an option! Or that an educated decision on birth control is given to arm our young people on disease control and what not! It's all bad because we might save a gal's life by helping to prevent cancer, or willing to find the right contraceptive fit to the individual or couple...

9:49AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Jane B. must have experience at that in order to comment such. Bette M. Bravo........!

9:48AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Jane B. must have experience at that in order to comment such. Bette M. Bravo........!

9:26AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

@ Jane B. Your "sperm" post cracked me up. But I wouldn't put it past those right-wing fuddie duddies to do just what you say. Green *

8:54AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Jane B.......You are completely off your rocker.
Really you are!!!!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

8:41AM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Scott, oh ya it IS a parasite and it's up to the individual woman if it's in need of extraction. There is no debate here, it's none of your business. I have a problem with men who keep wanting to get in my vagina.

8:42AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

These Repubnicants and Conserpentives are really, really dangerous. Everybody, please try to spread the word how close we are in the US to disaster.

8:18AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

WOMEN, ARE, WATCHING, along with a number or MEN.

2:13AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

All the repubs want is future robots so they can rule over the "peasants" in America. All those babies get born, a lot will end up in orphanages, be brainwashed by our government, then when they are old enough, they can help arrest and kill anyone that opposes the fascist government of the USA. I think I got it figured out now!! Breed women!! Breed the future S.S. and Gestapos of America!!

1:32PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Is he a crazy man of what. Can you imagine what would happen if
this were to happen. Horrible, terrifying, insane. What is wrong
with his mental ability.

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