Federal Policy

Federal Policy

Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to identify, develop, and promote a variety of federal policy options that ensure that young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant and have a child. This section contains resources on federal funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education, contraceptive access, and related issues, such as poverty and education. These policies can increase the opportunity that young people have to pursue the future that they want for themselves.

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Publication
What would the map of the US look like if safety-net birth control providers continue to be forced out of Title X funding?
Correspondence
Power to Decide poses a few questions and offers some key data for candidates for public office at all levels, the media, and the American public to consider.
Fact Sheet
Alarming numbers of health centers are impacted and people most in need are paying the price.
Fact Sheet
Birth control is directly linked to a wide array of benefits to women, men, children, and society, including fewer unplanned pregnancies.
Fact Sheet
By reducing unintended pregnancies, the Title X Family Planning Program is a proven way to save taxpayer dollars.
Fact Sheet
There are several federal funding streams for teen pregnancy prevention education— which total…
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Providing an environment where young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child not only benefits the young people themselves, but also leads to significant savings in publicly funded programs.