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President’s Budget Supports Key Sexual Health Issues

On February 9, President Obama released his proposed budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year. Advocates for Youth appreciates the optimism and progress that the budget represents, maintaining funding for vital programs such as sex education and HIV prevention and care, and signaling the administration’s ongoing commitment to improving reproductive and sexual health for young people.  
 
We are especially pleased by the President’s decision to finally eradicate harmful abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM programs) by removing all current funding.

We were, however, disappointed at the missed opportunities to send a stronger message by removing the Hyde Amendment, increasing funding for programs that would strengthen and improve  HIV prevention and sex education, or restoring greater Title X funding. A summary of key reproductive and sexual health areas found in the budget are below.

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The 1 in 3 Speakout

AFY-2016speakoutIn a few short months, the Supreme Court will decide the most important abortion rights case in two decades. They will rule on the harmful and divisive law that has shut down most clinics which provide abortion services in Texas. The stakes are high, but we believe our collective voices can make a difference.

That's why we hosted the 1 in 3 Online Abortion Speakout.

For six hours, people from around the nation shared stories of their experiences with abortion, and what they would tell the Supreme Court about protecting access to abortion.  We thank everyone who shared their story and the hundreds of others who have shared their story at the 1 in 3 Campaign. 

 

 
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