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News is breaking that in order to help get his economic stimulus package passed, Obama is willing to drop the provision that would provide contraceptives to family planning services.Of course, women's rights organizations are in an uproar over this but what did we expect? Conservatives have always let their morals get in the way of logic. Increasing family planning services means less unintended pregnancies, less children born to un-ready households, less poverty, less hospital bills, etc. The cost of an abortion is at least $400; the cost of a child, incalculable. Contraceptives are a safe an easy way to save money and provide for an unmet need in many communities.Do I feel betrayed by Obama? Not really. At first I was upset, but then I realized there are going to be many other opportunities to provide this funding and perhaps with more time, that funding can be even more thoughtful and directed towards the best solutions. Although on some level I wish that Obama had stood up to conservatives and made his case, I also don't see this as the last chance we had, so I'm not completely despondent over it. Maybe this is a "pick your battles" type of situation.Other things the Republicans want to cut? Rennovating the National Mall (maybe not a priority, but certainly a job creator) and giving $50 million to the National Endowment for the Arts. I actually hope Obama will stick to his guns on this one. When the economy gets bad, the first area to suffer is always the arts and after eight years with Bush, the arts are suffering even more than usual.All this being said, it still would be nice if the family planning money could stay in the bill. Go here to call or e-mail the White House.Maybe reproductive health and arts organizations could join together somehow - does anyone have any brilliant ideas for a campaign?