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Friday, February 18, 2011

Here's What Will Happen If We Cut Birth Control Funding in Oregon

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Time to freak out, everyone. Despite my list yesterday of why Republicans should be in favor of funding free and subsidized birth control, today the House passed a bill that will cut national birth control funding under Title X to zero.

The Guttmacher Institute crunched the numbers for how many pregnancies, unwanted births, and abortions the federally-paid-for birth control prevents every year. Take it away, infographic!

UPDATE: There's a rally to support Planned Parenthood outside Portland's headquarters (3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) Monday from 5-6pm. You can also sign a support letter online.

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