Protect the Health of our Planet - Support International Family Planning

Over the last 100 years, the world's human population has quadrupled. And at current rates of growth we will add more people to the planet in the next 50 years than we did during the first 500,000 years of human history!

Human population growth is a critical environmental issue. It places enormous pressure on limited natural resources and exacerbates many environmental problems including deforestation, fisheries depletion, water scarcity, pollution and loss of biodiversity and habitat -- which affect the health of all species.

By providing access to basic healthcare and education, international family planning is one of most cost-effective ways to help countries voluntarily reduce population pressures, improve maternal and child health, protect the health of our environment, and ensure our children’s future well-being.

Unfortunately, as unmet need for family planning programs continues to rise drastically, U.S. funding has plummeted. The President's budget this year requested just $357 million for international family planning - an 18 percent reduction from last year's request!

This Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show your support for international family planning. Mothers represent a promise for the future of our children – a future with love, a clean environment, good health and education.

Take Action! Please ask Congress to support increased funding for U.S. international family planning programs – such programs are essential for protecting the health of families, wildlife and the planet, now and for generations to come.
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