FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 27, 2018
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

NFPRHA Files Motion to Court of Appeals for Injunction against Administration’s Attempts to Damage Access to Family Planning and Sexual Health Care

WASHINGTON, DCLate yesterday, the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) and three Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a motion for an injunction pending appeal and an expedited appeal in their joint lawsuit. Their case, currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, pertains to the Trump administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 Title X funding opportunity announcement. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA:

“We have taken the next step in our legal challenge against the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the federal family planning program, which provides contraceptive and preventive health care to four million low-income women and men every year. The administration’s ideological attack seeks to impede lifesaving care that is a critical part of the nation’s health system and that everyone should have the right to access. The Trump administration wants to use an unfair and illegal process to undermine the mission of the nation’s program for affordable family planning and sexual health care. These new directives are disrespectful of patients’ health needs and erode the nationally recognized standards of care that are now used in Title X projects across the country.

“It is critical that the established network of highly qualified Title X providers can continue to provide essential health services – from contraceptive care and STD testing and treatment, to cancer screenings – for the millions of people who rely on it every year.

“NFPRHA refuses to stand by while the administration unilaterally advances plans to change the rules of this program and cause significant harm to our nation’s public health.”

 

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.

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