House Dems May Drop Contraceptive Spending

Democratic officials say House leaders are seriously considering deleting family planning funds for the low-income from an economic stimulus bill headed for a vote later in the week.

These Democrats say the Obama administration made the request
for the change. Republicans have been critical of the provision, which is included in the $825 billion bill.

Under the provision, states would no longer have to seek permission from the federal government to provide family planning services -- including contraceptives -- as part of the Medicaid program for the low-income.

The Democratic officials declined to be identified by name, saying they were not authorized to disclose the developments.

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  • by BJ Location: Greenville on Jan 28, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    Come On!! Spend it on something else.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:45 PM
    KIMO!!! Excellent point! LOL! Why didn't I think of that? LMAO!
  • by cyw Location: greenville on Jan 27, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    I agree with MrT's suggestion!
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Jan 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM
    Norplants and much for pro life. If you study them long enough, you'll see just how hypocritical these "I am so Holier than Thou" Conservatives really are. There is nothing new under the sun.
  • by Buzz Location: Middle Banks on Jan 27, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    Personal responsibilty will not longer be tolerated. It's not fare if you have to make responsible desicions in life. Like the stupid TV commercial sez: "It's my money, and I want it NOW!!!", and this applies to EVERYTHING, not just money. Buzz-
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jan 27, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    How about funds for ACORN? Unbelievable!!!!
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jan 27, 2009 at 05:55 AM
    Just goes to show how short sighted the Rs are. More contraception equals fewer D's. So what's wrong with that????
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:23 AM
    Wow, what a slap in the face! Now, we have to pay for all this to happen more! Teach the kids that sex is better saved for marriage, teach them that keeping away from sex is better. Don't encourge it~ What is wrong with this picture? Signs of the times,and it will get worse. I do not know if we will see the day or not, but can you see an abortion clinic in every side street? Can you see mailboxes for babies they are allowed to drop in there just because? Its sick and this will be the end result if people don't wake up.
  • by brian on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:22 AM
    I do not see the connection between contraception and the stimulus package? However It would keep people employed in the rubber industry.
  • by stupid stupid stupid Location: reality on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:07 AM
    just a stupid idea...if there is no family planning funds how many more welfare babies will be produced?
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