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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/15/2018 10:46 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/15/2018 10:46 AM
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Becerra Leads Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Urging for a National Injunction to Protect Women’s Access to Family Planning

Sacramento, CA...California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia supporting a nationwide preliminary injunction that would block a recent attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to reduce access to Title X, the nation’s family planning program. Title X provides family planning services including birth control, and other critical preventive care to uninsured and under-insured patients. The new set of requirements put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration would jeopardize the lives and the health of millions of low-income women and families across the United States by threatening funding for birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and infertility treatment. Over one million Californians benefit from the Title X program.

“All women, regardless of their zip code or economic background, deserve access to basic health services. Yet once again, the Trump-Pence Administration is taking our country backwards by making it harder for women to access healthcare,” said Attorney General Becerra. “These new requirements are illegal, lack transparency, and undermine the longstanding, bipartisan Title X family planning program that helps millions of Americans. While the President continues to take action to undermine access to healthcare, California will keep fighting to protect the health of all Americans.”

On February 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new set of requirements that would strip away funding for women’s healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood, and instead provide funding for natural family planning methods and abstinence-only education. The new requirements threaten funding for comprehensive reproductive healthcare centers and instead favor facilities that do not provide women with fact-based information or comprehensive healthcare. These new requirements directly threaten the state of California, which has the largest Title X program in the nation.

“Time and time again, Attorney General Becerra steps up to protect healthcare, particularly for low-income women and their families. Today he is joining with Attorneys General from across the country in support of the four million people who rely on Title X every year for access to affordable birth control, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and other life-saving services. We will not stop fighting for access to evidence-based reproductive health care for everyone, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make,” said from Chief Legal Counsel for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Maggy Krell.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, along with the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, are challenging the Trump-Pence Administration. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 2, 2018, these organizations argue that new funding requirements for Title X are in conflict with the underlying Title X statute and regulations. The plaintiffs also claim that the Administration has no clear basis for the policy change, and the resulting requirements are arbitrary and capricious. Lastly, they argue that the new criteria improperly change the nature of Title X funding. The current statute requires providers who receive Title X funding to provide patients with a range of family planning methods, yet the new requirements would emphasize only one set of family planning options (abstinence or natural family planning).

Joining Attorney General Becerra in filing today’s amicus brief are the Attorneys General of: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Attorney General Becerra is committed to protecting Californians' access to affordable healthcare. Among other actions, he successfully defended affordable health coverage and stopped the Trump Administration from rolling back rules that aimed to deny women birth control. He also recently announced the formation of a Healthcare Strike Force within the California Department of Justice to monitor and defend against efforts to undermine the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid, and access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Californians.

A copy of the brief is attached to the electronic version of this release at

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:20:05   By: Anonymous
How can you be so insensitive? Planned Parenthood does so much for many women! Your a racist, homophobe, pedaphile, you hate china was, chickars, dolphins, and curdled milk! You ##%+=}%,

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    Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:36:16   By: Anonymous
    curdled milk?

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      Re: Planned Parenthood is a Death Machine
      Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:51:54   By: Anonymous
      Planned Parenthood was created by racists Margaret Sanger and Democrat Woodrow Wilson to cull the minorities out of America by murdering "inferior minority" babies.

      Planned Parenthood has a bigger kill ratio than any other organization. Half the people that enter a Planned Parenthood clinic do not survive the visit.

      Gotta love the Democrat idiots, "Save The Whale" and Murder the Human Babies.

      Selfish women claim choice with their body.
      What choice do they give their baby?

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        Re: Planned Parenthood is a Death Machine
        Posted on: 2018-05-15 14:51:48   By: Anonymous
        You are entitled to your opinion of when life begins (which is what the debate depends on). But as a matter of law, the Supreme Court has ruled that women have a Constitutional right to an abortion. If you believe in the rule of law and the Constitution, then you should support Planned Parenthood since they do more than most to guarantee a Constitutional right.

        As a practical matter, we had a time fairly recently (1960s) when abortions were not legal in the US. That did not mean US women did not get abortions. The rich flew to Europe and had safe abortions. People with some resources went to Mexico and had a somewhat safe abortion. The poor went to a back-alley provider and had a very unsafe abortion or they had their girlfriend try to cause an abortion with a coat hanger or similar device. Many became sterile. Many died or nearly died. Some of us are old enough to remember those days and they were not good for women or people who cared about them. So if you care to come out of your bubble and view the real world, there will always be abortions. The question is only whether they will be safe or not.

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          Re: Planned Parenthood is a Death Machine
          Posted on: 2018-05-15 19:48:17   By: Anonymous
          When one battles to take another's life, it is never safe.
          Nor should it be.

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        Re: Planned Parenthood is a Death Machine
        Posted on: 2018-05-15 19:23:05   By: Anonymous
        It appears their is a correlation within those who are againstPlanned Parwnthood, birth control, and right to abortion, on one hand, and those who don’t want tax money going to birth control, children’s health services, child care, children’s school lunch programs, and funding public schools.

        It is so weird. They claim to be ProLife, but once born they figure tough luck get by as you can.

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    Posted on: 2018-05-15 12:28:24   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-05-15 14:42:03   By: Anonymous
    My goodness, there's so much wrong in your grammer, spelling...I don't know where to begin except to ask, did you even go to public school?
    You sound so dense you have to be trolling everyone, no one could actually be as dumb as you make out to be, no one. I think the crap I squeezed out this morning had more brain cells in the corn kernel then you could possibly of ever had. Please PLEASE tell us all no one has actually mated with you and had a child. For the love of all mankind please suck on a short barrel shotgun and pull the trigger.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:21:52   By: Anonymous
In other words giving free health care to illegals and low life's that should have done something with their ability to work when they we're in high school instead of smoking pot, and chasing boy's and having sex ! Talking to a grandson who. Attends Sonora High School, he talks constantly about the lack of ambition most of his fellow students lack! They like to have sex, most smoke pot and don't care about what tomorrow brings! Now they are adults, you know they are all adults when they are 18, (Big Myth), and they aren't ready to work, but having sex and smoking pot! The girl's get pregnant which is totally avoidable, but they are too lazy to do so, then want the taxpayrer's to foot their bill at Planed Parenthood, which is used as a place to kill unborn children! On and on it goes, and the man in charge knows exactly what he is doing, time to get or have a Republican Gov. In this state, someone that doesn't cater to low life's and illegals!

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    Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:34:05   By: Anonymous
    Looks like you should have paid a little more attention during High school English.
    Your grasp of spelling and punctuation is atrocious.

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      Posted on: 2018-05-15 14:56:07   By: Anonymous
      I think they cover how to organize a paragraph in the 10th grade. Our guy either slept through that or was too busy judging others to pay attention.

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    Posted on: 2018-05-15 19:28:05   By: Anonymous
    Oh gawd the sky is falling .

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-15 11:32:50   By: Anonymous
Merita's a racist!!!
Why would she post in Spanish if she cared what American Voters think?
She doesn't care about Americans, only illegals.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-15 12:26:30   By: Anonymous
Call it what you like, but murder by any other name is still murder.

To extort money at the point of a gun to pay for it is an even bigger crime.

F' the left.

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