WASHINGTON -House Democrats are likely to jettison family planning funds for the low-income from an $825 billion economic stimulus bill, officials said late Monday, following a personal appeal from President Barack Obama at a time the administration is courting Republican critics of the legislation.
Don't do it, Mr. President. Don't cave in to these spasmodic hooples. You take this off the table and they'll just find something else to bang their pots about.
Fact: Family planning helps the economy. Access to contraceptives prevents unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Every unwanted child born into poverty, every pregnant teenager, every transmission of an STD becomes a burden on the economy.