Friday, July 21, 2017


To combat high teenage unmarried pregnancy rates in Dallas and elsewhere, a “federal grant provided $1 million to fund annual sexual education programs for parents and students in these high-risk areas. But this month, President Donald Trump's administration quietly scrapped 81 teen pregnancy prevention program and research grants, including the Dallas one.

"This is going to be devastating," said Gwen Daverth, CEO of The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. "This is the most substantial source of funding in our state."

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services eliminated two years from the five-year grants awarded by former President Barack Obama's administration. There was no announcement about the cuts by the Trump administration totaling $213.6 million, however all the grant awardees received a letter saying their funding would end in June 2018, instead of June 2020, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.”

No announcement of the cuts.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant.  What’s wrong with transparency?  Another example of Trump/conservative Republican secrecy and scorched earth policies.  The black community will be hit disproportionately hard.  Just another example of the disregard for humanistic concerns, and evidence of the political mandate to reward your friends and punish your enemies.


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