24 May '11, 6am

"Removing birth control & access to abortion is all about controlling a particular segment of the population: poor women"

We've seen a lot of focus in the states on legislatures attempting to remove funding from Planned Parenthood to "defund abortion," and the collateral damage being caused to programs ranging from birth control to STI tests and treatments, and even sexual education programs. New Jersey was one of the pioneers of the "defund Planned Parenthood" movement, with Republican Governor Chris Christie making eliminating family planning funding a key budgetary issue back in 2010 , before the Pence Amendment became a household name. Now the senate has for the third time pushed for an amendment to restore over $7 million in funding , despite being vetoed by the governor twice before. The senate Democrats of New Jersey also added in an additional $1 million in funding for low income women that would be federally matched with $9 million in Medicaid money in an attempt to improve birth con...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/war-on-wom...

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