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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 03:51 PM

Planned Parenthood, doctors group sue Trump over family planning program changes

Source: The Hill


BY JESSIE HELLMANN - 03/05/19 02:10 PM EST

The American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Tuesday to block changes to a federal family planning program.

The changes to the Title X family planning program could strip Planned Parenthood of millions of federal funds, and limit what providers could say to their patients about abortion.

“Because of the administration’s overreach and interference in health care decision making, physicians will be prohibited from having open, frank conversations with their patients about all their healthcare options. This blatant violation of patients’ rights under the Code of Medical Ethics is untenable,” said AMA President Barbara McAneny.

Title X funds are awarded to clinics providing reproductive health services to low-income women across the country, but changes to the program recently rolled out by the administration would ban abortion referrals. hanges

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/432686-planned-parenthood-doctors-group-sues-trump-administration-over-family

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