Campaign Promises

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ItemHealth & Human Services
HE-48 The Promise: "...will work to reduce unintended pregnancy by guaranteeing equity in contraceptive coverage, providing sex education and offering rape victims accurate information about emergency contraception."
When/Where: Obama and Biden's Plan for America: "Blueprint for Change," dated 10/09/08.
Status:The "Safe Motherhood/Infant Health" line item in the FY2010 appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) includes $15.8M to provide "medically accurate and age appropriate" information on contraception to youth. This was an increase of $5M over FY2009 funding.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorized an additional $10M for grants "to implement innovative youth pregnancy prevention strategies and target services to high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations...".

In 10/10, the Obama Administration announced a $110M campaign to support a range of unintended pregancy prevention initiatives to include sex education and the benefits of contraception, as well as focusing on encouraging teens to delay sex.

This promise was fulfilled.