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. 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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Fact Sheet
The latest on evidence-based programs to prevent teen pregnancy and increase access to contraception, as well as the ACA's birth control provision.
Correspondence
More than 200 groups who support federal investments in TPPP and PREP signed a letter urging Congress to continue funding this valuable program.
Correspondence
Modest investments in high quality programs that reduce unplanned pregnancy makes fiscal sense and can pay great dividends.
Fact Sheet
By reducing unintended pregnancies, the Title X Family Planning Program is a proven way to save taxpayer dollars.
Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides information on the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and highlights some grantee projects.
Fact Sheet
Everything you need to know about the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP).
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Providing an environment where young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant not only benefits the young people themselves, but also leads to significant savings in publicly funded programs.

More than 19 million U.S. women in need do not have access to a public clinic that offers the full range of contraceptive methods. For young people who intend not to get pregnant, living in one of these places creates a significant roadblock on the path to opportunity.