Planned Parenthood sued the Trump administration on Wednesday as it seeks to block changes to the family planning grant program, generally known as Title X, according to The Hill.
Planned Parenthood argues that the administration is violating the purpose of the law, which is to provide contraception and has instead backed a more traditional view of abstinence before marriage.
Dr. Gillian Dean, who is a senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, remarked that Trump is trying to "pressure" people to get married and engage in abstinence before marriage, rather than "helping them get quality health care." The American Civil Liberties Union has also filed a lawsuit. They claim that the Trump administration is trying to illegally sneak through changes to Title X.
“Our bodies are our own and shouldn’t be at the mercy of the Trump-Pence administration. We are going to court to fight for our patients’ health and rights — and for the millions of people in this country who need to access quality reproductive health care,” said Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens, according to The Hill.
The Washington Times claims that three Planned Parenthood affiliates are involved in this lawsuit, located in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin.
The lawsuits came after news emerged that administration advisor Kellyanne Conway, who consults President Trump, urged the president to defund Planned Parenthood in accordance with his campaign promise.
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