Americans United for Life applauds the recent Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of $260 million in new funding for the Title X family planning program to help improve and expand quality care for women and families across the country.

Not only did the HHS announcement emphasize the department’s emphasis on funding programs that focus on the broad range of life-affirming family planning resources such as preconception care, natural family planning, and infertility care, but HHS also made it clear that “none of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”

For decades, AUL has been on the frontlines of the fight to prioritize funding for comprehensive, life-affirming care and to prevent taxpayer dollars from being given to subsidize a profit-driven abortion industry. Policies such as this are an important method of advancing women’s health by ensuring that tax dollars are going to family planning providers that can meet their patients’ comprehensive medical needs, something the abortion industry cannot do.