Planned Parenthood files suit against Trump-Pence administration

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Three Planned Parenthood affiliates, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, filed suit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. today. The filing is against the Trump-Pence administration. 

The organization says they are fighting for the four million people who depend on Title X, which is a program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care.

In February the Trump-Pence administration started trying to transform the Title X program. In a statement from Tanya Atkinson, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin she says: 

“The Trump-Pence administration can’t just ignore the law. Not only is what they’re trying to do illegal, but it would also have devastating consequences for our patients. Today, Planned Parenthood is going to court to stop them. In Wisconsin, our health centers serve 31,000 people who rely on Title X for birth control, cancer screenings, and other preventive care. That’s 86 percent of all the people in Wisconsin who rely on Title X. Without Planned Parenthood, many people would have nowhere else to go for care. All of us deserve the right to access quality, compassionate, affordable health care, regardless of who you are, where you live, or how much money you make.”

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