Bipartisan Bill Temporarily Maintains Funding for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Oct 02 2015

(Washington, DC)—On September 30, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 719, continuing resolution that funds the government through December 11, 2015.  The bill—which received bipartisan support—extends FY 2015 funding levels while applying a .21 percent cut for most programs, including the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the Title X family planning program, which are currently funded at $101 million and $286.5 million, respectively.

“We commend the bipartisan commitment that went into maintaining funding for the government, including programs proven to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy,” said Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.  “These strategic investments improve maternal and infant health, increase school completion and workforce preparedness, save tax dollars and reduce abortion.  As negotiations for a final FY 2016 appropriations deal commence, The National Campaign urges Congress to work together to continue full funding for TPPP and Title X.”

About The National Campaign.  The National Campaign is a private, nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy.  Please visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org to find out more.

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