Family Planning Legislation

The committee heard testimony on the Title X 1988 regulations, which authorizes funding for family planning services. Under Title X,… read more

The committee heard testimony on the Title X 1988 regulations, which authorizes funding for family planning services. Under Title X, funding is not allowed to go toward abortions, but family planning services are allowed to discuss abortion as an alternative for women seeking information on family planning. Regulations introduced in 1988 by Louis Sullivan, director of the Department of Health and Human Services, would bar family planning services from mentioning abortion as an alternative for pregnant women. The regulations, not currently in effect, are being tested in the pending Supreme Court case Rust v. Sullivan. The committee investigated the consequences of the regulations on poor women and the public health care system should the Supreme Court find them constitutional and the Bush administration put them into effect. During the following week, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Rust v. Sullivan, finding the Title X 1988 regulations constitutional. close

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  • Archer, William Staff Member Department of Health and Human Services->Office of Population Affairs
  • Cole, David D. Staff Attorney Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Destro, Robert A. Commissioner U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Minto, Lee Executive Director Planned Parenthood Federation of America->Planned Parenthood of Seattle
  • Nelson, Anita Program Director American College Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Perry, Rhoda Executive Director New Republic->Thundermist Health Associates
  • Quill, Beth Director New Republic->Women and Infants Hospital
  • Wagner, Teresa Patient New Republic
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Family Planning Legislation

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Program ID:
18012-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 16, 1991
Last Aired:
May 18, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 16, 1991 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 1991 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 2:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 1991 | 3:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 10:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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