Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Attempts to Gut Family Planning Program in Response to ACLU Lawsuit

July 3, 2019 7:00 pm

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WASHINGTON — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals restored a preliminary injunction today in the ACLU’s case against the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

The decision blocks the implementation of the rule, which would have undermined the health care needs of four million low-income people each year, while the case is argued.

Ruth Harlow, senior staff attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, had the following reaction:

“Today’s ruling is an important victory in the fight against the Trump administration’s attempts to upend Title X. It allows us to go back to court to ensure that the millions of low-income people who rely on the nation’s only family planning program will continue to receive vital health services—and we will not give up until the rule is blocked for good.”

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