FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2019
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

NFPRHA and Washington State Win a Nationwide Preliminary Injunction against Title X Family Planning Rule

YAKIMA, WA – Today, Judge Stanley Bastian in the Eastern District of Washington state granted a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration’s Title X family planning program rule from taking effect. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association:

“We applaud Judge Bastian for prioritizing the health of poor and low-income women and men in his ruling to block the Trump administration’s dangerous Title X family planning rule. Since day one, NFPRHA’s priority has been to block this unlawful policy that could cut off access to contraception and sexual health care for millions. Today’s decision sends a message to this administration that it will not get away with making harmful changes to the nation’s family planning program, at the expense of people’s health care.

“Today is a tremendous public health victory and a welcome reprieve for our members in all 50 states and territories that serve more than 93% of Title X patients. However, today is just the beginning of a long road to fight back against the largest attack on contraception in a generation. We remain vigilant in protecting the integrity and mission of the Title X program. We are grateful for the Title X providers and administrators who work day in and day out to ensure communities can access high-quality family planning and sexual health care from experts they trust.”

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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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