PPAU is Taking the Trump-Pence Administration to Court
Back to court we go! Planned Parenthood Association of Utah has teamed up with our sister affiliates in Wisconsin and Ohio to take the Trump-Pence administration to task. Today we filed suit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. against the Trump-Pence administration to fight for the four million people who depend on Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care.
The Trump-Pence administration would like to take federal family planning funding away from Planned Parenthood and impose its ideology on people – no matter how many it hurts. They are trying to completely remake the Title X program so that it promotes abstinence instead of access to birth control, and prevents patients from coming to Planned Parenthood health centers.
Planned Parenthood in Utah has been the sole direct grantee for the nation’s family planning program, known as Title X, since the early 1980’s. Last year we spent $2 million dollars in Title X funding to provide subsidized and low-cost care to over 36,000 Utahns. Over the course of the last 30 years we have helped over a million men, women, and young people plan their families and stay healthy.
We believe our bodies are our own – and shouldn’t be at the mercy of the Trump-Pence administration. We are going to fight for our patients’ health and rights – and for the millions of people in this country who need access to affordable quality reproductive health care. If you want to join the fight here in Utah, please join the Birds and the Beehive to become an Ambassador today.
Stay tuned to see how we fair in court. For now, nothing has changed at our health centers as we fight to keep our Title X funding so that we can continue to offer subsidized, low-cost birth control and health care. Planned Parenthood in Utah is open and providing care as usual, and we will fight to continue to do so – no matter what.
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