When was the last time Planned Parenthood staffers, Feminist Majority and Focus on the Family agreed on legislation?
Baylor University - Bill may aid parents in juggling dual roles
"Pam Smallwood, executive director for Planned Parenthood in Waco, said if the new offices in the educational institutions would help parenting students with child care, it would be a 'good thing.' 'Young parents need all the help they can get,' Smallwood said."
Penn State University - House bill would aid students with children
University of California - Davis - Bill proposes more resources for pregnant, parenting students
"Kathryn McLearan, grassroots coordinator for Planned Parenthood Marmonte, said Planned Parenthood agrees resources need to be available for young women in college. 'While Planned Parenthood and Feminists for Life may not agree on every abortion issue, all groups that care about women should work at giving women resources that they need,' she said. McLearan noted that young women are often without health insurance and adequate funds for health care, so groups that are willing to provide these services are crucial to young women raising families."
Focus on the Family - Congress Considers Reducing Abortions on Campus
"Linda Klepacki, analyst for sexual health for Focus on the Family Action, said providing life-affirming support for college women who are dealing with a crisis pregnancy is a great idea....'So many girls have no idea that this is an option. It would be such an awesome positive for college campuses.'"
University of North Florida - Dole Abortion Plan Promotes Both Life and Choice
"[The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Act] addresses abortion differently because instead of denying women the choice of what to do with their bodies, it provides them with the tools to make better decisions. It shows women that choosing to have a child does not mean that they forfeit their education and careers...[This] plan will certainly not end the national debate over abortion, but it is a chance to pursue a possible solution that is agreeable to both sides."
Louisiana State University - Bill Aims to Curb College Abortions
"Experts say the office would be a new concept on most college campuses, which only provide minimal services to pregnant students. 'We tell the patient not to drink, not to smoke until she decides what to do,' said Mendy Escudier, a registered nurse at the Student Health Center. 'She can have her first visit here and then be referred to an OB-GYN.'"
Youngstown, Ohio - Legislation seeks aid for mothers, pregnant women
University of Mississippi - Bill introduced to support mothers in college
'We would support a bill that would provide for women to receive their full potential in education,” [AAUW State President Martha] Fisher said. “The issue of the non-traditional student’s endeavors to receive a college education has been a focus of Mississippi AAUW. The availability of child care would certainly impact the opportunities for many women.'
"'I think that, seeing as Wright State is such a commuter school, a program like this would help encourage more young parents to continue their education. Offering support for all their students should be Wright State's number one priority,' said Lauren Cuff, a sophomore liberal studies major."
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