By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

In order to best serve the needs of low-income women and their families, the federal government earlier this year refined its criteria for Title X family planning grants.

The purpose of this reform was to attract community-based clinics by expanding the scope of funded services to help meet a broader range of needs.

Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood has been one of Title X’s largest grant recipients for years. Of the nearly $300 million dollars allocated yearly, Planned Parenthood regularly receives between $50-60 million dollars, making Title X funds the second largest source of income for the organization.

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