The Republican Plan: 400K New Abortions, 700K Jobs Lost
We already knew the Republicans want to eliminate funding for NPR, PBS, and Planned Parenthood. But did you know their budget could lead to an estimated 400,000 additional abortions each year, and 700,000 more people out of work? The New York Times writes:
The egregious cuts in the House resolution include the elimination of support for Title X, the federal family planning program for low-income women that provides birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and testing for H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases. In the absence of Title X’s preventive care, some women would die. The Guttmacher Institute, a leading authority on reproductive health, says a rise in unintended pregnancies would result in some 400,000 more abortions a year.
And what about jobs? According to The Washington Post:
A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to an independent economic analysis set for release Monday.
In the meantime, the tea partiers still don’t think Republicans are trying to cut enough.
Found by Alicia at The New York Times and The Washington Post.