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Congresswoman Schakowsky's Statement on Trump Administration Forcing Planned Parenthood Out of Title X Funding

CHICAGO, IL - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus Providers & Clinics Task Force, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration Forced Planned Parenthood Out of Title X Family Planning Program.

“Reproductive health care is health care, and health care is a human right. Since the day President Trump was sworn into office, his Administration and Congressional Republicans have worked relentlessly to strip away health care from the American people. Today marks a flashpoint in their dangerous agenda as they have succeeded in putting birth control and reproductive health care out of reach for millions of people who are already the most vulnerable among us. Low-income Illinoisans will suffer because of that agenda, as well as women of color and communities nationwide. This is a direct attack on access to comprehensive health care for all Americans who have relied on the Title X program and trusted Title X providers for almost 50 years. Though I am proud of my home state of Illinois and Planned Parenthood for protecting their patients and maintaining a commitment to ethical, science-based, and comprehensive reproductive health care, I will do everything in my power to fight this attempt to destroy Title X and ensure that my constituents and people across this nation do not lose care.”

Title X is the only federal program solely dedicated to family planning and related health services in the United States.

Planned Parenthood has been in the program since it was created nearly 50 years ago, and has been the largest provider, serving 40 percent of all Title X patients.

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