The American Civil Liberties Union celebrated a key victory against the Trump administration policy changing the Title X family planning program to stop federal funding to clinics that refer women for abortions.
"We just won a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking Trump's attacks on the Title X family planning program," tweeted the ACLU account.
BREAKING: We just won a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking Trump’s attacks on the Title X family planning p… https://t.co/QkNMrdizxO— ACLU (@ACLU)1556227703.0
"This is a victory for all Americans — especially for patients who turn to Title X," the ACLU added. "We will not stop fighting for everyone's right to get the care they need."
Judge Stanley A. Bastian in the Eastern District of Washington granted the nationwide preliminary injunction to halt the order from President Donald Trump.
The policy was to go into effect on May 3.
The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association released a statement praising the decision.
"We applaud Judge Bastian for prioritizing the health of poor and low-income women and men in his ruling to block the Trump administration's dangerous Title X family planning rule," said the statement.
"Since day one, NFPRHA's priority has been to block this unlawful policy that could cut off access to contraception and sexual health care for millions," it continued. "Today's decision sends a message to this administration that it will not get away with making harmful changes to the nation's family planning program, at the expense of people's health care."
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