Colorado’s birth control program kept afloat by $2M in temporary funds

By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post

The Colorado Family Planning Initiative has become a hot-button political issue. Roughly $2 million has been pledged in temporary funding to keep afloat a hot-button Colorado program that provides long-acting reversible contraceptives to low-income and uninsured teenagers and women.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday announced the funding for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative in a news release.

Officials say money for the initiative, which is aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates, is coming from more than a dozen organizations.

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