March of Dimes policy on family planning
We recognize the value of family planning as well as preconception and interconception care, in improving the health status of mothers and reducing the risks of birth defects, low birthweight, prematurity and infant mortality. The March of Dimes does not offer family planning services. However, effective family planning, as viewed by the March of Dimes, must cover reproductive awareness, including contraception options.
The March of Dimes does not consider abortion to be an element of family planning. The March of Dimes is neutral on the subject of abortion. The March of Dimes does not promote or fund abortion services through national, state or community grants, nor may Foundation funds be used for directive counseling regarding abortion. Violation of this policy would be grounds for immediate cancellation of a grant or termination of a cooperative agreement.