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US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika

With no vaccine on the immediate horizon and America’s mosquito season well underway, Zahn said, “The only guaranteed way to prevent [Zika birth defects] is contraception. So access to contraception both domestically and abroad is crucial to address this issue.”

Access to contraception became a central point of contention in the Senate debate leading up to Tuesday’s vote blocking the $1.1 billion to fight Zika.

Democrats objected when a majority of Republicans inserted cost offsets that included a cut in funds to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of birth control to women…

Finish reading: US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika – World News Report – EIN News






 

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