ERIC Number: ED307020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Maternal, Child Health, and Family Planning Services. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session (February 25, 1988--Healthy Children: Investing in the Future; April 22, 1988--Title X of the Public Health Service Act).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Hearings were held to: (1) receive "Healthy Children: Investing in the Future," an Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) study on cost-effective strategies for improving the health of mothers and children; and (2) consider reauthorization of the Federal Family Planning Program (FFPP), Title X of the Public Health Service Act. This document provides a summary of the OTA study and testimony; the text of the Family Planning Amendments Act of 1987; and testimony on the Federal Family Planning Program. Discussion covers several controversial aspects of the implementation of the FFPP, the legislation in relation to teen pregnancy and increased abortion among teenagers, the National Right to Life Committee's objections to school-based clinics and the legislation's provision of funding for contraceptive development and research, the contraceptive development activities of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the positions of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Family Health Services, and others in support of the legislation. Materials submitted for the record by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Family Planning; the Organization for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nurses; and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Children, Cost Effectiveness, Family Planning, Federal Legislation, Health Services, Hearings, Mothers, Program Development, Social Services
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.