Every dollar spent on family planning saves taxpayers $4 dollars, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute. “The national family planning program is smart government at its best,” said Rachel Benson Gold, lead author of the study, Next Steps for America’s Family Planning Program.
The report comes after Republicans ridiculed the inclusion of what they falsely claimed was $200 million in the stimulus package for family planning. “Democrats capitulated and contraception was gone. Now, it turns out there never was a $200 million budget request for contraception” said blogger Cristina Page on January 30 in her commentary “The 200 Million Dollar Question” posted on BirthControlWatch.org and picked up by the Huffington Post.
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