FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 2, 2015
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-293-3114 ext. 207

President Renews Call to Strengthen Family Planning

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) issued the following statement in response to the president’s budget proposal released today, attributed to NFPRHA’s President & CEO, Clare Coleman: 


“NFPRHA commends the president for demonstrating a commitment to strengthening the publicly funded family planning network by calling for Title X to be increased to $300 million, an increase of $13.5 million over FY 2015 funding. This investment is vital to the network’s capacity to provide care to the millions of men and women who rely on Title X as their primary source of care.

“Publicly funded family planning providers can no longer do more with less. Not since the early days of the Reagan administration has Title X funding been damaged so badly. Since 2010, Title X has been slashed by nearly $40 million. A restoration in funding would allow Title X to begin rebuilding from the last five years of politically motivated budget cuts, which have forced many health centers to reduce patient hours, limit services, lay off staff, or even close their doors.

“NFPRHA applauds the president’s proposal and is poised to work with Congress to ensure funding for family planning remains intact during the FY 2016 appropriations process.”

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The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is a membership organization representing the nation's family planning providers—nurses, nurse practitioners, administrators and other key health care professionals. For 41 years, NFPRHA members have provided high-quality preventive health care services in thousands of health centers to millions of women and men annually. Everyday our members help people act responsibly, stay healthy and plan for strong families.

 

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