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Anti-Choice Politicians Propose Eliminating Funding for Birth Control and Cancer Screenings

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The war on women's health care continues. This week, the anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives held back-to-back committee hearings on two different anti-choice bills.

But apparently, attacking women's access to abortion care isn't enough for them: now these same anti-choice leaders have proposed eliminating funding for birth control and cancer screenings.  

The leaders of the House Appropriations Committee yesterday announced their intent to eliminate all funding for the Title X program. Title X is the nation's only program dedicated solely to family planning for low-income Americans, including birth control and cancer screenings.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the move blatantly hypocritical:

The new anti-choice House leadership now wants to take away birth control and cancer screenings from millions of American women and men. While these politicians attack abortion coverage from every angle, they now want to deny funding for birth control, even though that's the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Focusing on jobs and the economy was so last year! Politico, The Hill, The Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones are all reporting on the House leadership's new top priority: attacking women's health care. 

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