Slaughter fights back against cuts to women's health programs
Posted at: 07/18/2012 10:10 PM
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is fighting back against cuts to funding for women's health and family planning services.
Slaughter, along with Colorado representative Diana DeGette, issued a letter to several house representatives, including speaker John Boehner, blasting Republican leadership for their efforts to eliminate funding for Title X programs.
Title X provides funding for preventative health screenings, such as breast cancer screenings, HIV testing and family planning programs.
“It appears that my Republican colleagues are repeating their assault on low income Americans and women,” said Slaughter. “Once again, they are shamelessly attacking Title X programs, which fund lifesaving healthcare and family planning services for millions of Americans. Republican Leadership has placed a bulls eye on low income nutritional programs, public education, quality healthcare and affordable housing – all vital human needs. They continue to advance an agenda that cripples the American poor and middle class, while preserving giveaways for large corporations, big oil and the wealthiest 2% of Americans.”