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Obama plans to reintroduce family planning funding stripped from economic recovery package.

By Amanda Terkel on January 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

"Obama plans to reintroduce family planning funding stripped from economic recovery package."

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Earlier this week, under pressure from conservatives, President Obama agreed to remove a provision expanding access to comprehensive family planning services for low-income women from the economic recovery package. But TPMDC reports that at yesterday’s Lilly Ledbetter Act signing ceremony, Obama assured attendees “that the family planning aid would be done soon — perhaps as soon as next week, when the House is set to take up a spending bill that would keep the government funded until October.” As ThinkProgress reported earlier, the CBO estimates that this provision would save the government around $700 million over 10 years.

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