CONTRACEPTIVES: Planned Parenthood Opposes AG’s Proposed Restrictions For Teens
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California has voiced opposition to a February 27 Sacramento Bee report that California gubernatorial-hopeful Dan Lungren (R), the state's current attorney general, would seek to "restrict minors from obtaining state-funded birth control." In a letter to the Sacramento Bee editor, PPAC CEO Kathy Kneer writes that "Lungren instead should plan to continue the Wilson administration's Partnership for Responsible Parenting and its prevention agenda." Kneer notes that an "October 1996 California Field Institute survey found nearly two-thirds of voters were not inclined to support candidates who promote 'cutting off all state government funding to clinics and school programs that provide teens with access to contraceptives.'" According to Kneer, 69% of voters said "subsidized birth control for teens was an effective means to prevent pregnancy" (4/19).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.