Essential Access Health, Nation’s Largest Title X Grantee, to Sue Trump Administration Today
Essential Access Health, Nation’s Largest Title X Grantee, to Sue Trump Administration Today to Block Title X Regulations From Taking Effect
SAN FRANCISCO – Essential Access Health and the State of California filed lawsuits in federal court today to block implementation of the Trump administration’s new regulations for the Title X federal family planning program. If implemented, the regulations would devastate California’s Title X family planning program and reduce access to essential care for 1,000,000 low-income patients currently served by the program across the state each year.
“These regulations represent the most extreme policy changes in the history of the Title X program. The regulations overstep the administration’s authority, and undermine Title X’s mandate from Congress to make comprehensive family planning services available for all,” said Julie Rabinovitz, President and CEO of Essential Access Health, the Title X grantee for California. “As the leader of the largest Title X system in the nation - serving over 25 percent of Title X patients nationwide – we have an obligation to ensure that these harmful, unlawful, and unconstitutional regulations never see the light of day.”
Title X funding in California supports the delivery of essential health services including birth control, STD and pregnancy tests, and cancer screenings at over 360 health centers in 38 of California’s 58 counties.
Essential Access Health’s lawsuit includes co-plaintiff Dr. Melissa Marshall, a family medicine doctor practicing at a Title X-funded health center in Yolo County, California.