The opening day of the 110th Congress was marked by the introduction of the Prevention First Act (S. 21). A little over 2 weeks before the January 22, anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this proposed bill is a cost-effective, health service approach to lower the abortion rate and promote good health.
According to a Harris Poll last year, 89% of Americans believe people should have more access to information about birth control options. The Prevention First Act calls for:
- Full funding of Title X (America's family planning program)
- Protecting teenagers with real sex education
- Expanding Medicaid to provide coverage for family planning services.