More than four million people rely on Title X for affordable birth control, but the administration is dramatically remaking the program
Established in 1970, the nation’s Title X program provides affordable birth control and reproductive health care to people with low incomes. Title X has had significant results, but the administration is trying reshape it so that it blocks patients from Planned Parenthood and pushes patients toward abstinence instead of the full range of birth control options.
Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing the administration for ignoring the legal requirement that Title X provides comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health services.NPR
Title X ensures access not just to affordable birth control, but also lifesaving reproductive health services like cancer screenings, wellness exams, and STD tests.Planned Parenthood Action
Undermining Title X would especially harm women of color who, due to systemic barriers to health care, make up more than half of people who rely on Title X for reproductive health care.ACLU
Title X helps prevent over a million unintended pregnancies each year.
The administration's attacks on Title X have devastating consequences for millions of patients
Many people who rely on Title X don’t even know it exists, but without it they wouldn’t be able to access essential care.
I didn’t have health insurance and even considered taking the risk of not getting on birth control. But then I heard about Planned Parenthood and Title X.”
Planned Parenthood health centers are the largest Title X provider in the country, serving 41% of all Title X patients. That means that attacks on Title X funding are also attacks on Planned Parenthood.Vox