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Guttmacher Institute Policy Analysis Examines Impacts Of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

Guttmacher Institute: Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance
This policy analysis examines the benefits of U.S. international family planning assistance and the impacts of decreasing or eliminating this funding. According to the analysis, “[E]ach decrease of $10 million in U.S. funding would result in the following: 433,000 fewer women and couples would receive contraceptive services and supplies; 128,000 more unintended pregnancies, including 57,000 more unplanned births, would occur; 55,000 more abortions would take place (the majority of which are provided in unsafe conditions); and 250 more maternal deaths would occur” (5/5).

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