U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
“The Title X Family Planning program [“Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs” (Public Law 91-572)], was enacted in 1970 as Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. The Title X program is designed to provide access to contraceptive services, supplies and information to all who want and need them. By law, priority is given to persons from low-income families.”
PUBLIC LAW 91-572-DEC. 24, 1970 (Title X)
“PROHIBITION OF ABORTION
“SEC. 1008. None of the funds appropriated under this title shall beused in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”
Approved December 24, 1970.
House votes to block all funding from Planned Parenthood
Preview: “By law, federal funds haven’t paid for abortions since the 1970s, so the House hasn’t voted to cut abortion funding. They’re cutting funding for the entire Title X program — funding for contraception, cancer screening, STI tests, sex education, mammograms, HIV testing and diagnosis, and pregnancy screening and counseling. Title X is the only federal program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and preventive health services, particularly low-income families. Last year, 5 million people benefited from the services funded by Title X.”