FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2018
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org  

NFPRHA Seeks Injunction to Prevent Trump Administration from Making Dangerous Changes to Title X Family Planning Program
 

WASHINGTON, DC – On behalf of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) and its members, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a joint motion late Tuesday with three Planned Parenthood affiliates requesting a preliminary injunction that would bar the US Department of Health and Human Services from using the 2018 Title X family planning program funding announcement to award grants later this summer. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association:

“For nearly five decades, the Title X family planning program has ensured affordable and accessible contraceptive and sexual health care for all who need it, with a particular focus on caring for those who are low-income, uninsured, or vulnerable.

“To this day, it remains the only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning. The providers who participate in the program are well-equipped and trained to provide sensitive, confidential preventive health care services, including access to a full range of contraceptive methods, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

“If the unlawful priorities are implemented, it will undermine the program’s core mission to provide voluntary, confidential clinical services. Unfortunately, the 2018 Title X funding opportunity radically shifts the program’s focus away from access to contraceptive care which are the services that most patients seek in Title X-funded health settings and the care they say they need most.”

 

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The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is a membership organization representing providers and administrators committed to helping people get the family planning education and care they need to make the best choices for themselves and their loved ones. NFPRHA works to enhance the ability of thousands of nurse practitioners, doctors, and other health professionals to provide high-quality family planning care through training and advocacy. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.  

 

 

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