Title X funds are not used for abortion. Stop implying they do

Gov. Katie Hobbs has proposed additional funding to boost family-planning programs funded by Title X.

Although the name may sound mysterious, Title X is not. 

Introduced more than 50 years ago, Title X is the nation’s premier sexual and reproductive health care program. It provides unbiased, medically based health care to millions of Americans every year, including nearly 33,000 Arizonans through 56 Title X-funded health centers across the state.

The federally administered Title X grant program funds Affirm, formerly Arizona Family Health Partnership, which, in turn, distributes funds to health centers providing low- or no-cost services to the uninsured and underinsured, low-wage earners, Indigenous communities, youth and other groups that have been systematically excluded from receiving care.  

Another view:Hobbs should not boost Title X program funding

Services include birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, pelvic exams including Pap smears, breast exams, basic infertility screening, counseling and other preventative services. Nearly 80% of Arizona Title X clients are women, 57% of whom are Hispanic. Almost 40% of our roughly 33,000 clients are uninsured.

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