Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Guttmacher News Release: DEEP CUTS TO U.S. INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ASSISTANCE WOULD HAVE DEVASTATING IMPACT:
Cuts Would Jeopardize Lives and Health of Women in Poor Countries, Cripple Highly Effective U.S. Global Health Effort
Thousands of women in poor countries would die from pregnancy-related complications and one of the most successful U.S. global health programs would suffer severe damage if funding for U.S. international family planning and reproductive health assistance were cut significantly, according to two new Guttmacher Institute analyses.
The first analysis examines the stark impact of potential funding cuts. The United States currently contributes $648 million for family planning and closely related reproductive health care overseas. Guttmacher estimates that every $100 million decrease in the program would result in the following outcomes . . . .