Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump Administration Cuts Teen Pregnancy Prevention

While the US Senate debates the fate of Obamacare and the Medicaid program, teen pregnancy prevention providers are facing a separate wave of funding cuts. The Trump administration has quietly eliminated more than $213 million in funding for teen pregnancy prevention services and research, slashing some programs in the middle of their research. Advocates fear it marks a shift from science-based pregnancy prevention in favor of abstinence-only programs.
Christopher Martinez reports.